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Council of Europe’s Spring Parliamentary Session
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 20:09
Recommendation 1962 on the Religious Dimension of Intercultural Dialogue
Speech of Turkey’s PM Mr. Erdoğan before the Parliamentary Assembly
A debate on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue took place on 12 April during the Spring Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The debate brought together several religious leaders from all across Europe including Patriarch Daniel of Romania, the President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Chairperson of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey, Professor Dr. Mehmet Görmez, the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, and the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany to the Federal Republic of Germany and the EU Prelate Bernhard Felmberg.
Press Release: First Comprehensive Guide to European Non-discrimination Law Launched
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 17:46
Press Release by the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights and the FRA from 21 March 2011.
The first comprehensive guide to European non-discrimination law is being launched at the European Court of Human Rights today, 21 March, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Handbook on European Non-Discrimination Law, published jointly by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Court of Human Rights, is the first comprehensive guide to European non-discrimination law.
It is based on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. It covers: the context and background to European non-discrimination law (including the UN human rights treaties), discrimination categories and defences, the scope of the law (including who is protected) and the grounds protected, such as sex, disability, age, race and nationality.
Council of Europe: Intercultural dialogue and Racism
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 13:28
Intercultural dialogue is one of the Council of Europe’s priorities in order to promote the respect of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, which constitute the foundations of the organization.
Combating racism and discrimination is at the heart of the creation of the Council of Europe: article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights prohibits discrimination “on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status“. And the intercultural dialogue is considered to be the most effective antidote to intolerance, racism, discrimination and xenophobia in the present multicultural European contest.
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