Council of Europe

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  • February 26, 2022
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Council of Europe

Part of: Prelims and GS-II International Relations

Context: The Council of Europe has suspended Russia from the Europe’s human rights organization because of its invasion of Ukraine.

  • It also said Russia remained a member and continued to be bound by relevant human rights conventions.
  • On the other hand, in Ukraine, thousands crossed into neighbouring countries to the west in search of safety.
  • Authorities in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova mobilised to receive them, providing shelter, food and legal help.

The Council of Europe

  • It is an international organization founded in the wake of World War II to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe.
  • It was founded in 1949 and has 46 member states (including all 27 EU members).
  • No country has ever joined the EU without first belonging to the Council of Europe.
  • The Council of Europe is an official United Nations Observer
  • It cannot make binding laws, but it does have the power to enforce select international agreements
  • The headquarters are in Strasbourg, France.

News Source: TH

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