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Europe against torture
To mark Human Rights Day on December 10 the Council of Europe has produced a TV spot highlighting the work of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT). The spot, which includes some images provided by Amnesty, is currently available in English and Russian, with other linguistic versions planned for the near future. For Russian version of the video, please click on "original" in the video language menu.
Europe against torture
To mark Human Rights Day on December 10 the Council of Europe has produced a TV spot highlighting the work of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT). The spot, which includes some images provided by Amnesty, is currently available in English and Russian, with other linguistic versions planned for the near future. For Russian version of the video, please click on "original" in the video language menu.

Strasbourg dialogues with Stephane Hessel
Stéphane Hessel is a former diplomat, ambassador, concentration camp survivor and French Resistance fighter. Born in Germany, he became a French citizen in 1939. The author of the best-selling booklet "Indignez-Vous", he was recently the guest of the Council of Europe and the city of Strasbourg, appearing before a live audience of nearly 1,000 people to talk about his life and political philosophy.
Strasbourg dialogues with Stephane Hessel
Stéphane Hessel is a former diplomat, ambassador, concentration camp survivor and French Resistance fighter. Born in Germany, he became a French citizen in 1939. The author of the best-selling booklet "Indignez-Vous", he was recently the guest of the Council of Europe and the city of Strasbourg, appearing before a live audience of nearly 1,000 people to talk about his life and political philosophy.

The European Convention on Human Rights
The European Convention on Human Rights, which was adopted in 1950 and came into force three years later, is a unique reflection of the values of civilisation and democracy. It gives practical form to certain of the rights and freedoms embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and provides a list of guaranteed rights such as the right to life, the prohibition of torture, slavery and forced labour, the right to liberty and security, the right to a fair trial, respect for private and family life, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, the right to marry, the right to an effective remedy and the prohibition of discrimination.
The European Convention on Human Rights
The European Convention on Human Rights, which was adopted in 1950 and came into force three years later, is a unique reflection of the values of civilisation and democracy. It gives practical form to certain of the rights and freedoms embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and provides a list of guaranteed rights such as the right to life, the prohibition of torture, slavery and forced labour, the right to liberty and security, the right to a fair trial, respect for private and family life, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, the right to marry, the right to an effective remedy and the prohibition of discrimination.