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Council of Europe - Second Edition

Council of Europe - Second Edition

Edited by Tanja E.J. Kleinsorge


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of the structure, competence, and management of Council of Europe provides substantial and readily accessible information for lawyers, academics, and policymakers likely to have dealings with its activities and data. No other book gives such a clear, uncomplicated description of the organization’s role, its rules and how they are applied, its place in the framework of international law, or its relations with other organizations.

The monograph proceeds logically from the organization’s genesis and historical development to the structure of its membership, its various organs and their mandates, its role in intergovernmental cooperation, and its interaction with decisions taken at the national level. Its competence, its financial management, and the nature and applicability of its data and publications are fully described.

Systematic in presentation, this valuable time-saving resource offers the quickest, easiest way to acquire a sound understanding of the workings of Council of Europe for all interested parties. Students and teachers of international law will find it especially valuable as an essential component of the rapidly growing and changing global legal milieu.

Publish Date 07/07/2015
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041162342
SKU 10057582-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations


General Introduction by Irena Guidikova

Part I. The Process That Led to the Creation of the CoE and Its Assembly by Mario Heinrich

Part II. The CoE’s Institutional Structure

Chapter 1. Overview by Tanja E. J. Kleinsorge

Chapter 2. The Parliamentary Assembly: Europe’s Motor and Conscience by Tanja E. J. Kleinsorge

Chapter 3. The Committee of Ministers by Simon Palmer, updated by Christophe Poirel

Part III. The CoE’s Activities

Chapter 1. General Overview by Tanja E. J. Kleinsorge

Chapter 2. The Commissioner for Human Rights by Manuel Lezertua & Andrew Forde, updated by Nikolaos Sitaropoulos

Chapter 3. The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) by Hugh Chetwynd

Part IV. Building a United Europe without Dividing Lines

Chapter 1. Treaty-Making in the CoE by Christina Olsen, updated by Tanja E. J. Kleinsorge

Chapter 2. The Venice Commission by Rudolf ‘Schnutz’ Dürr

Chapter 3. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities: European Co-operation Close to the Citizen by Sylvie Affholder, updated by Maren Lambrecht-Feigl

Part V. Bringing Europe Closer Together

Chapter 1. The CoE and the Protection of National Minorities by Antti Korkeakivi, updated by Charlotte Altenhöner-Dion

Chapter 2. Cultural Co-operation by Rüdiger Dossow

Chapter 3. Achieving Social Cohesion through the Protection of Vulnerable Groups: The Example of Children by Elda Moreno, updated by Maren Lambrecht-Feigl

Part V. Outreach (Communication, Education and Training)

Chapter 1. The CoE’s Place in Europe and the World 213 by Jack Hanning, updated by Tanja E.J. Kleinsorge and currently serving staff in the External Relations

Chapter 2. The CoE Today and the Perspectives for the Future by Matjaz Gruden

Selected Bibliography