Council of Europe

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Group.png Council of Europe  
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  Ten founding members
  Joined subsequently
  Official candidates
  Observer at the Parliamentary Assembly
  Observer at the Committee of Ministers
  Observer at the Committee of Ministers and the
 Parliamentary Assembly
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Formation5 May 1949
HeadquartersStrasbourg, France
Typeinternational legal
Subgroups• European Court of Human Rights
• European Pharmacopoeia Commission
Member ofEuropean Policy Centre
Sponsor ofInstitute for Strategic Dialogue
Sponsored byAmerican Committee on United Europe
IGO. Cannot make laws, but makes treaties. Accused of institutional (revolving door) corruption. Appears to bribe European & transcontinental countries.

Not to be confused with the European Council or the Council of the European Union, the Council of Europe is an international organisation independent of the European Union. It was founded in 1949 and currently has over 45 member states.

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In 2011, Kevin Galalae carried out a 30-day hunger strike in a bid to secure a declaration that the operation of the covert SAC surveillance and censorship program system in UK universities is contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr T Hammarberg, was unmoved.

This is the parent body of the European Court of Human Rights. In April 2014, Edward Snowden told the Council of Europe that "The NSA has specifically targeted either leaders or staff members in a number of civil and non-governmental organisations... including domestically within the borders of the United States."[1]


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Black site“The European Parliament denounces the lack of co-operation of many member states and of the Council of the European Union with the investigation; Regrets that European countries have been relinquishing control over their airspace and airports by turning a blind eye or admitting flights operated by the CIA which, on some occasions, were being used for illegal transportation of detainees; Calls for the closure of [the US military detention mission in] Guantanamo and for European countries immediately to seek the return of their citizens and residents who are being held illegally by the US authorities; Considers that all European countries should initiate independent investigations into all stopovers by civilian aircraft [hired by] the CIA; Urges that a ban or system of inspections be introduced for all CIA-operated aircraft known to have been involved in extraordinary rendition”European Parliament2006


American Committee on United EuropeCIA front organization. Proves European unity movement was a heavily US-driven project.


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TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Council of Europe sides with Julian AssangeArticleSara ChessaThe attitude of European institutions is changing after years of silence which seemed to authorise or support the US and the United Kingdom’s behaviour in relation to an individual who is apparently deprived of the right to prepare his defence and deprived as well of his right to dignified psychophysical conditions. Now, the Council of Europe has decided to speak up on behalf of Julian Assange.


Documents sourced from Council of Europe

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in KosovowebpageKosovo
Organ trafficking
Kosovo War
7 January 2011Dick Marty
Document:Investigation of allegations of inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in KosovowebpageKosovo
Organ trafficking
25 January 2011Dick Marty
Document:Secret detentions and illegal transfers of detainees involving Council of Europe member states: second reportwebpage"Extraordinary rendition"
11 June 2007Dick Marty
Document:United Nations Security Council and European Union blacklistswebpage"War on Terror"16 November 2007Dick Marty
File:Council of Europe Kosovo Report.pdfreportKosovo
Organ trafficking
War crime
12 December 2010The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
File:EU20060124Jdoc032006E.pdfreport"Extraordinary rendition"24 January 2006Dick Marty
File:EUEdoc10957.pdfreport"Extraordinary rendition"12 June 2006
File:EUResolutionMarty.pdflegal document"Extraordinary rendition"8 September 2011Dick Marty
File:IAP Maidan Investigations Review.pdfreport2014 Ukraine coup
31 March 2015Maidan IAPReport of the Council of Europe International Advisory Panel on its review of the Maidan Investigations. It focuses on the 12 month period following the February 2014 coup.
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