Council of Europe
The Council of Europe is an international organisation that fundamentally seeks to defend and protect democracy, the rule of law and human rights, particularly at a civilian and political level. This is the oldest institution of this nature on our continent and it covers all of the European nations with the sole exception of Belarus. Its headquarters are based in the French city of Strasbourg and its most active body is the European Court of Human Rights.
  • History and Activity of the Council of Europe
    The Council of Europe was set up after the Second World War with the aim of becoming the custodian of democratic values on the continent. One of the main drivers behind the institution at the time was the then British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Nowadays it carries on this work and has become the leading authority in Europe on this issue.
  • Spain’s priorities in the Council of Europe
    Spain maintains its commitment to the Council of Europe, the pan-European body whose foundations are based on the rule of law. Its main priorities include greater effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights and support for the process to reform the organisation undertaken by its Secretary-General, Thorbjørn Jagland.

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  • 06 Dec @SpainMFA * 🌎 "Management of risks associated with climate change in coastal areas of #LatinAmerica and the #Caribbean," meetin… https://t.co/tp5dvKyl6U
  • 06 Dec @SpainMFA * On the occasion of 🇪🇸 #ConstitutionDay, we have lit up the HQ of @SpainMFA! Did you know that the Spanish Constitu… https://t.co/WJWEjPPAsJ
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * .@CooperacionESP has organized a large number of events for #COP25, focusing on how to make progress towards the… https://t.co/ph9yk2slE0
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * 🇲🇷 Spain has learned with great dismay of the shipwreck of a vessel off Nuadhibou, in which at least 58 migrants lo… https://t.co/GeWVR5z8Nq
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * 🇪🇸 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs @SEAEXValenzuela takes part in the 26th @OSCE Ministerial Council in… https://t.co/sjKHksBzic
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @UNFCCC: The pollution pods, an immersive art installation to illustrate the impacts of #AirPollution, are on display at #COP25 in Madri…
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * #COP25 would not be possible without all the volunteers that are working to make everything run smoothly! 💚 #Spain… https://t.co/5cSUqiUtd8
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @mitecogob: 📺 Watch the interview with @Teresaribera via @UN #FabeookLive here 👉 https://t.co/K5PmukbOIH #COP25 #TimeForAction #Clima…
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * #Science is high on the agenda at #COP25 in #Madrid! 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬 Experts from the Spanish National Research Council (… https://t.co/aDaTIbTJEu
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @EmbEspAlbania: The Embassy of Spain announces that the Spanish Government, in the aftermath of the devastating #earthquake, will alloca…
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * @AECID_es The debate on environmental and #HumanRights defenders at #COP25 was led by: 👤 @UNSR_VickyTauli, @UN Spec… https://t.co/jXUWbSfk5W
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * 🌱👐 How to protect #HumanRights defenders working on issues related to the #environment in an increasingly hostile e… https://t.co/6K8ttMx8LJ
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @UNFCCC: "Youth have played a fantastic role throughout this year to raise awareness for the need for urgent #ClimateAction". UN #Clim…
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @EmbEspMalta: Spain 🇪🇸 and Malta🇲🇹renew their positions as members of the Council of the International Maritime Organization, categorie…
  • 05 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @GlobalSpain: Global Spain organises a panel of experts on disinformation, fake news and climate change denialism at #COP25🇪🇸🇨🇱🇺🇳. https…

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