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2022

4/2022
16 May 2022

It is striking how differently Russia and Kosovo have been treated by the governments of Council of Europe member states in recent years. For many years, Kosovo governments have been actively discouraged from applying for Council of Europe membership by other members. The result: Kosovo remains outside.

3/2022
22 March 2022

Putin’s cynical goal of blackmailing Ukraine and the EU through brutal warfare leading to mass displacement must fail and must be seen to fail. An Airlift 2022, the most generous refugee reception policy worldwide in decades, would be an appropriate response. It would be a humane response to inhumane cynicism.

3/2022
22 March 2022

L’objectif cynique de Poutine de faire chanter l’Ukraine at l’UE par une guerre brutale doit échouer mais ce type d’objectif doit également être considéré comme voué à l’échec. Un pont aérien 2022, une politique d’accueil des réfugiés la plus généreuse au monde depuis des décennies, sera la réponse adéquate. Il s’agit de répondre au cynisme inhumain par l’humanité.

3/2022
22 March 2022

El objetivo cínico de Putin de chantajear a Ucrania y a la UE a través de una guerra brutal que conduzca a desplazamientos masivos debe fracasar y debe ser visto como un fracaso. Un puente aéreo 2022 para implementar la política de acogida de refugiados más generosa del mundo en décadas, sería una respuesta adecuada. Sería una respuesta humana al cinismo inhumano.

3/2022
22 March 2022

Putins zynisches Ziel, die Ukraine und die EU durch einen brutalen Krieg, der zu Massenvertreibungen führt, zu erpressen, muss für alle Welt sichtbar scheitern. Eine Luftbrücke 2022 als großzügigste Flüchtlingsaufnahmepolitik weltweit seit Jahrzehnten, wäre eine angemessene Antwort. Es wäre eine humane Antwort auf inhumanen Zynismus.

2/2022
9 March 2022

The Council of Europe must not harbour a dictatorship that is invading a neighbouring state, committing massive war-crimes, while suppressing the human rights of its own citizens to hide its aggressive war from its public. Member states of the Council of Europe must move to expel Russia from their organisation.

2/2022
9 March 2022

El Consejo de Europa no debe acoger a una dictadura que está invadiendo a un Estado vecino, cometiendo crímenes de guerra masivos, mientras suprime los derechos humanos de sus propios ciudadanos para ocultar su guerra agresiva de su público. Los Estados miembros del Consejo de Europa deben actuar para expulsar a Rusia de su organización.

2/2022
9 March 2022

Der Europarat darf keine Diktatur beherbergen, die einen Nachbarstaat überfällt, massive Kriegsverbrechen begeht und gleichzeitig die Menschenrechte ihrer eigenen Bürger missachtet, um ihren aggressiven Krieg vor der Öffentlichkeit zu verbergen. Die Mitgliedsstaaten des Europarats müssen den Ausschluss Russlands beschließen.

2/2022
9 March 2022

Le Conseil de l'Europe ne doit pas héberger une dictature qui envahit un Etat voisin et commet des crimes de guerre à grande échelle, tout en bafouant les droits de l'homme de ses propres citoyens pour leur cacher la guerre agressive qu’elle mène. Les Etats membres du Conseil de l'Europe doivent prendre des mesures pour expulser la Russie de l’organisation.

1/2022
23 February 2022

Russian president Vladimir Putin declared war on the principles enshrined in core treaties on which European stability is based: the Statute of the Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights. If they are to remain credible, the member states of the Council of Europe must react and suspend Russia for violating its most solemn commitments.

1/2022
23 February 2022

Le président russe Vladimir Poutine a déclaré la guerre aux principes inscrits dans les traités fondamentaux sur lesquels repose la stabilité européenne : le statut du Conseil de l’Europe et la Convention européenne des droits de l’homme. Mais, aujourd’hui, pour que ces textes demeurent crédibles, les Etats membres du Conseil de l’Europe doivent réagir immédiatement et suspendre la Russie pour avoir violé ses engagements les plus solennels.

1/2022
23 February 2022

El presidente ruso Vladimir Putin declaró la guerra a los principios consagrados en los tratados fundamentales en los que se basa la estabilidad europea: el Estatuto del Consejo de Europa y el Convenio Europeo de Derechos Humanos. Para que sigan siendo creíbles, los Estados miembros del Consejo de Europa deben reaccionar ahora y suspender a Rusia por violar sus compromisos más solemnes.

2021

10/2021
31 December 2021

After a tumultuous and troubling 2021, with instability and fear returning to the Balkans, with a European Union seemingly lost and bereft of ideas for its neighbours, and with the very real threat of a Russian aggression looming over Ukraine, the vision, expressed since 1990 by Vaclav Havel and Madelaine Albright, remains as urgent and relevant as ever.

9/2021
20 December 2021

Time is not on the side of the rule of law in Poland.  Justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro no longer pretends to care about European law and courts. It is time for European institutions to prove that European law and institutions are stronger than the chaos that he has already brought to his country’s courts. But time is running out.

8/2021
6 August 2021

Poland has become a test case today whether it is possible to create a justice system in an EU member state without independent courts. The Commission should propose, and the ECJ impose a fine of € 880 million every two months until the Polish government implements the 15 July ruling.

7/2021
11 June 2021

Es besteht die Möglichkeit, dass der derzeitige Konsens in Australien – dass nur Pushbacks und härteste Abschreckung irreguläre Migration reduzieren, was sowohl moralisch als auch politisch wünschenswert ist – anderswo, in Asien und in Europa, übernommen werden wird. Wenn dies geschieht, wird Refoulement auf der ganzen Welt zum Normalzustand

6/2021
7 June 2021

There is a possibility that the current consensus in Australia – that only pushbacks and the harshest deterrence reduce irregular migration, which is both morally and politically desirable – will be embraced elsewhere, in Asia and in Europe. If this happens refoulement will be normalised around the world.

5/2021
28 May 2021

Es war nie leicht, das globale System zum Schutz von Flüchtlingen aufrechtzuerhalten. Und doch ist das System gerade heute, angesichts routinemäßiger Zurückweisungen (auch) in Europa, Australien und den Vereinigten Staaten besonders gefährdet. Wie kann es uns gelingen, die Flüchtlingskonvention heute zu bewahren?

4/2021
26 May 2021

Adherence to the global refugee protection system has always been fragile. And yet, today the system risks collapse, as pushbacks are carried out routinely across the world, including in Europe, in Australia and in the US. How to protect the Geneva refugee convention today?

3/2021
20 April 2021

If the Russian state is allowed to ignore the European Court of Human Rights, again, and to kill another critic of the government, it will have shown that the Council is a club of states for whom the respect for fundamental rights is wholly optional.