Online Resources – The Council of Europe

The Council of Europe advocates freedom of expression and of the media, freedom of assembly, equality, and the protection of minorities. It has launched campaigns on issues such as child protection, online hate speech, and the rights of the Roma, Europe’s largest minority. The Council of Europe helps member states fight corruption and terrorism and undertake necessary judicial reforms. Its group of constitutional experts, known as the Venice Commission, offers legal advice to countries throughout the world.

The Council of Europe promotes human rights through international conventions, such as the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and the Convention on Cybercrime. It monitors member states’ progress in these areas and makes recommendations through independent expert monitoring bodies. Taken from Council of Europe’s What We Do

Council of Europe Online

Official Website

Social Media


Council of Europe Introduction

Inside the Council of Europe (video below)

European Council, Council of Europe: Same thing? (video below)

What we do

Council of Europe Member States / Map

History, Role, and Activities of the Council of Europe: Facts, Figures and Information Sources – GlobaLex, New York University

Council of Europe Profile – International Democracy Watch

Council of Europe Profile – Europe Watchdog


Council of Europe History

The Origins of the Council of Europe –

Origins and History – Parliamentary Assembly

Winston Churchill speech on the Council of Europe – International Churchill Society

Institutions and Structures of the Council of Europe


Administrative Entities

Institutions under the Authority of the Council of Europe – Strasbourg Information Center

The Council of Europe’s Work

Factsheets on areas of activity


Council of Europe Up Close

Council of Europe Primary Sources – European University Institute

Council of Europe Online Resources

Documents, Records, and Archives



Human Rights Bulletin

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe – EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Library Guides

Current Issues, News and Analysis

Russia withholds payments to the Council of Europe – Deutsche Welle

‘Strong suspicion’ of corrupt activities in Council of Europe: report – Politico

Turkey tells Council of Europe to mind its own business on elections – Reuters

Further Press on the Council of Europe in the Guardian

Why we need the Council of Europe – Le Monde diplomatique

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