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- Leave it to Patrick Stewart to explain to the Brits what the ECHR is and remind them that the Brits stood at the cradle of this Bill of Rights. Will they adopt this same Bill after a Brexit?Apr 25, 2016
- Meanwhile, are you going to trust a man who can dress so convincingly as a woman?? :P
#VotePatrickStewartKingOfTheUniverseApr 25, 2016
- I would trust her, but only with the lights on. And I would keep a certain distance.Apr 25, 2016
- I would trust anyone so sure of himself to do that without batting an eyeApr 26, 2016
- +10 for you :)Apr 26, 2016
- Apr 26, 2016
- In a speech at the University of Zurich on 19 September 1946, Sir Winston Churchill called for a "kind of United States of Europe" and for the creation of a Council of Europe. He had spoken of a Council of Europe as early as 1943.
The Council of Europe was founded on 5 May 1949 by Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Greece and Turkey joined three months later, and Iceland and Germany the next year. The Council of Europe now has 47 member states, with Montenegro being the latest to join.
The Council of Europes most famous achievement is the European Convention on Human Rights which was adopted in 1950 and followed on from the United Nations 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' (UDHR).
The aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members, for the purpose of safeguarding and realising the ideals and principles which are their common heritage and facilitating their economic and social progress.
Membership is open to all European states who seek harmony, cooperation, good governance and human rights, accepting the principle of the rule of law and are able and willing to guarantee democracy, fundamental human rights and freedoms.
The Council of Europe and the European Union have different roles but shared values.
While the member states of the European Union transfer part of their national legislative and executive powers to the European Commission and the European Parliament, Council of Europe member states maintain their sovereignty.
They commit themselves through conventions and treaties and co-operate on the basis of common values and common political decisions.
Council of Europe conventions and treaties are also open to non-member states, promoting equal co-operation with countries outside & inside Europe.
The Convention created the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The Court supervises compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights and functions as the highest European court.
It is to this court that Council of Europe members citizens can bring cases if they believe that a member country has violated their fundamental rights and freedoms.
Not the European Union.May 2, 2016
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