Council of Europe

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UK to keep Kremlin assets frozen until Russia pays compensation to Ukraine
Council of Europe has established digital register of damage as first step towards compensation mechanism

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

25, May, 2023 @5:56 PM

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Gypsy, Roma and Travellers suffer ‘persistent’ discrimination in UK
Council of Europe body finds ‘shocking’ levels of bullying in education system and threats to legal status and rights

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

25, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Cool response in Iceland as Rishi Sunak urges Europe’s leaders to back Rwanda plan
Prime minister uses summit address at Council of Europe in Reykjavik to talk of need to confront ‘illegal migration’

Ben Quinn Political correspondent

16, May, 2023 @8:04 PM

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UK will end up like Russia if it ignores European court of human rights obligations, Sunak told – as it happened
President of Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly says UK faces exclusion if it choses to ignore its obligations

Andrew Sparrow

16, May, 2023 @5:07 PM

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Ursula von der Leyen steps up calls for tribunal for Russia’s ‘crime of aggression’
Speaking before Council of Europe summit, European Commission president says ‘accountability for Russia’ will be big topic

Jennifer Rankin

16, May, 2023 @4:26 PM

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Rishi Sunak to push for Europe-wide approach to illegal migration
PM heads to Council of Europe meeting in Reykjavík, where he also hopes to win backing for Rwanda plan from head of ECHR

Ben Quinn Political correpondent

16, May, 2023 @8:23 AM

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Refugees subject to widespread physical ill-treatment, Council of Europe finds
Human rights body says European states are increasingly resorting to illegal pushbacks of asylum seekers

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

30, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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MPs reject amendments to illegal migration bill – as it happened
Votes come as Labour says people will continue to risk lives to cross Channel under new bill

Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

27, Mar, 2023 @10:14 PM

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Watchdog criticises UK ministers’ ‘antagonism’ towards human rights
Council of Europe report finds government’s attitude is weakening protections for the public

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

08, Dec, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Conditions at Manston asylum centre prompt torture monitor visit
Council of Europe’s ‘rapid reaction visit’ followed reports of diphtheria outbreak and squalid conditions

Diane Taylor

30, Nov, 2022 @8:55 PM

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Ireland must step up fight against human trafficking, experts say
Council of Europe report criticises lack of convictions over trafficking for labour exploitation

Lisa O'Carroll

28, Sep, 2022 @3:41 PM

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Viktor Orbán’s grip on Hungary’s courts threatens rule of law, warns judge
Csaba Vasvári’s claims of ‘overreach’ follow freeze on EU funds over concerns about judicial independence

Flora Garamvolgyi and Jennifer Rankin

14, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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