Council of Europe Journal for the week of 27 October 2014:
What rights do those who fled their homes following the illegal annexation of Crimea and conflict in Eastern Ukraine have?
The answer to that question came recently with the adoption by Ukraine’s Parliament of a Law on internally displaced persons.
Secretary Jagland says it sends a strong signal of the Verkhovna Rada’s will to abide by European and international human rights law.
NEWS IN BRIEF
Looking ahead now, the Parliamentary Assembly will observe elections in Ukraine and Tunisia. And drug policy experts the Pompidou Group will be looking at virtual money, criminality and drug dealing on the so-called ‘Dark Net’.
In this edition of the Council of Europe Journal: can Europe become a model for the World on migration? A veteran Russian human rights defender wins the Václav Havel Prize and the Assembly's look ahead to elections in Ukraine.
This week, the Council of Europe Journal covers what is yet to be done in terms of Gender Equality in Europe, the integration of refugees through European languages and Pope Francis and the President of PACE's call for global solidarity.