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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  • 23 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @AranchaGlezLaya: Congratulations @FilippoGrandi! You can continue to count on 🇪🇸 to support your work @Refugees
  • 23 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @cristinagallach: Ensuring Covid19 vaccine as a Global Public Good is not only a priority for 🇪🇸 & 🇪🇺 but a step towards effective mul…
  • 23 Nov @SpainMFA * FM @AranchaGlezLaya has held a conversation with her 🇷🇺 counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. They have addressed #COVID19,… https://t.co/QvMpS6G05a
  • 23 Nov @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya traveled to #Senegal yesterday to address joint cooperation with the Senegalese authoriti… https://t.co/xi4N1G5sHV
  • 23 Nov @SpainMFA * State Secretary @cristinagallach will take part today in the webinar “The virus, the vaccine and violence” on the p… https://t.co/eieyGBQ5Ly
  • 23 Nov @SpainMFA * ➡️ #Spain's law enforcement bodies have units trained to address gender-based violence. ➡️ All Autonomous Communit… https://t.co/56OnTLmLDv
  • 23 Nov @SpainMFA * #Spain is a leading country in the fight to eliminate violence against women. ➡️ The 2004 Comprehensive Act agains… https://t.co/jL1YwxEezp
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * .@AranchaGlezLaya visite le Détachement Marfil de l'@EjercitoAire au #Sénégal 🇸🇳, qui soutient l'opération… https://t.co/e6F4CUCPKn
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @JosepBorrellF: Technology issues are nowadays foreign policy and geopolitics. We need a strong European approach building digital dip…
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @sanchezcastejon: The climate emergency is the biggest challenge that we face. Climate action is an investment, not a cost. I encourage…
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * Dans le cadre des consultations bilatérales tenues aujourd'hui, les ministres @AranchaGlezLaya et Aïssata Tall Sall… https://t.co/GWHPgGwfrv
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * .@AranchaGlezLaya a tenu aujourd'hui une réunion bilatérale avec le Président du #Sénégal, @Macky_Sall. La minist… https://t.co/c1NlDO49d4
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * Dans le cadre de son voyage au #Sénégal 🇸🇳, @AranchaGlezLaya visite les troupes de la @guardiacivil qui participent… https://t.co/X0gUIPJpFw
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * La ministre @AranchaGlezLaya et son homologue sénégalaise, Aïssata Tall Sall, ont tenu aujourd'hui une réunion bila… https://t.co/SxyQEWY3vL
  • 22 Nov @SpainMFA * La ministre @AranchaGlezLaya entame un voyage officiel au #Sénégal, qui comprendra des contacts de haut niveau avec… https://t.co/c4yxiBU5Ji

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