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Council of Europe (since 1949)



The Council of Europe was founded in 1949 as a forum to discuss international issues; it was intended to integrate all governments and therefore has no ideological foundation. Seat of the Council of Europe is Strasbourg, France. Currently the council has 41 members. Membership conditions include the ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.
In the past 52 years, the Council has acted in cases when it regarded international principles, such as the protection of human rights, violated; so Greece's membership was suspended while the country itself had suspended human rights while under military rule (1967 until 1974).


EXTERNAL
FILES
A Short History of the Council of Europe, from COE
DOCUMENTS Historical Documents 1930- , from the History of European Integration Site at Leiden University
Council of Europe, Complete List of Treaties, from COE
REFERENCE Article European Unity, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1957, pp. 306-307 (on events in 1956) [G]
Article European Unity, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1963, pp. 353-354 (on events in 1962) [G]
Article European Unity, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1964, pp. 350-352 (on events in 1963) [G]
Article European Unity, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1965, pp. 343-344 (on events in 1964) [G]
Article European Unity, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1966, pp. 289-291 (on events in 1965) [G]
Article European Unity, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1967, pp. 332-334 (on events in 1966) [G]
Article European Unity, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1968, pp. 334-338 (on events in 1967) [G]
Article European Unity, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1969, pp. 333-335 (on events in 1968) [G]



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First posted on July 6th 2001, last revised on June 18th 2006

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