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First draft of my memoirs about Madurai Coats. Improved version with more photographs will appear shortly
The Council of Europe is the oldest of European institutions. Under the banner of human rights and democracy , it brings together 47 member states, ranging from Finland to Turkey and from Switzerland to Russia. Its Parliamentary Assembly represents over 800 million Europeans and its conventions for the protection of social and fundamental rights are among the most successful in the world. However, this organisation receives little recognition and is still frequently confused with the European Union. Building upon the momentum created during the celebrations of the Council of Europe’s 60th anniversary, this publication offers an opportunity to rediscover its history, activities and achievements.
Narcissistic and psychopathic leaders come in all shapes and degrees of virulence. Learn to recognize them in various settings (the workplace, religion, politics) and to cope with the toxic fallout of their "leadership".
This title deals with the rules that are in force in Europe for juvenile offenders. The aim of the rules is to uphold the rights and safety of juvenile offenders subject to sanctions or measures and to promote their physical, mental and social well-being when subject to community sanctions or measures, or any form of deprivation of liberty.
It is based on Recommendation Rec(2008)11 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the European Rules for juvenile offenders subject to sanctions or measures, which was adopted on 5 November 2008.
The first part of the book contains the text of the recommendation and is followed by a commentary which explains in finer detail the rules and the points raised by the text. The final section provides an analysis of the national replies to a questionnaire related to the treatment of juvenile offenders.
This work will be of interest to human rights scholars, researchers and students of law, criminology and international relations.
, Carleton University, Canada, On May 13, 2009
This thesis seeks to understand the essentials for a hegemonic social order to emerge by using Gramscian theoretical framework. Examining the process of the economic liberalization in India in the 1990s, this thesis argues that the current neoliberal order cannot be hegemonic in nature, since it has failed to assure democracy and local autonomy which is essential to raise active consent from civil society. To explore the possibility of counter-hegemony, this thesis conducts a case study about the water conflict in India
occurred between a neoliberal power (Coca-Cola) and the local community (Plachimada). Assuming that development of the sustainable resource management will lead to the establishment of an alternative social order to Coca-Cola’s order, this thesis explores the solutions in a natural resource management theory, ‘co-management’. Finally, this thesis argues the essential values and possible policies needed to create an alternative hegemonic social order using lessons from the case study.
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, On August 3, 2008
, Dominican University of California, California, On November 4, 2008
Since its foundation, the Council of Europe has established a common legal system for European states, based on democracy , the rule of law and human rights. Its standard-setting texts have helped its members meet the challenges of changing societies and now apply all over Europe given the organisation’s unprecedented geographical enlargement since 1989. In this connection, the Council of Europe has played a key role in the accession of the new member states to the European Union.
The first section of the book deals with the “constitutional” law of the Council of Europe, or its internal statutes in the broad sense. It covers the 1949 Statute, which, along with related texts, lays down the Council’s aims and determines its membership and operating methods.
The second section concerns the role played by the Council of Europe – which has always been very active in standard-setting – in the harmonisation of European states’ domestic law.
The third section situates Council of Europe law in the European context. For instance, it studies the extent to which Council of Europe conventions have been incorporated in domestic law and how Council of Europe law and European Union law co-exist.
The authors, Florence Benoît-Rohmer – professor of public law at Robert Schuman University (Strasbourg) – and Heinrich Klebes – doctor of law and honorary Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe – present an overview of the body of law developed by the Council of Europe.
Ten countries signed the Treaty of London in 1949, creating the Council of Europe. Now with 47 member states, the Organisation encompasses almost all European countries. Since its creation, the Council of Europe has pursued its mandate to promote and foster respect for its fundamental values: democracy , the rule of law and human rights. Over the last 60 years these values have flourished in Europe on an unprecedented scale, and the Council of Europe is dedicated to ensuring that the numerous rights and legal standards that it has nurtured continue to thrive for Europe’s citizens.
The year 2009 was marked by a number of celebrations: the 60th anniversary of the Organisation, the 50th anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights, the 20th anniversary of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the 10th anniversary of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights.
The promotion of intercultural dialogue continued throughout the year, with the official presentation in several European capitals of the White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and the continuation of the campaign “Speak out against discrimination”, which aims to increase public and media awareness of the fight against all forms of discrimination. The 1st Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and New Communication Services was also held in May 2009.
This annual report outlines the work carried out in 2009 by the various bodies and sectors of the Council of Europe.
The Council of Europe and its values are as relevant and essential today as they were sixty years ago. Perhaps even more so.
In 2007, with all the pressing challenges and threats to the rights and well-being of the people of Europe, the Council of Europe is here to remind European governments of this commitment to democracy , human rights and the rule of law - the values which are essential for peace and stability”.
Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, before the Parliamentary Assembly on 22 January 2007 – “This report outlines the work carried out in 2007 by the various bodies and sectors of activity of the Council of Europe”.