Council of Europe Current Affairs - 2020

UN to draft new international treaty on cyber crime

The United Nations on December 27, 2019, approved a new resolution in order to draft an international treaty to combat cyber crime. Highlights Under the new draft, an expert committee will be established. It includes all regions of the world and will meet in August 2020. The Russian drafted resolution was approved by 193 member Read More…

Council of Europe restores Voting Rights of Russia

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe at Strasbourg (France) has voted in favour of restoring Russia’s voting rights, 5 years after they were revoked over its illegal annexation of Crimean Peninsula. Key Highlights Background: In 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Russia was stripped of its voting rights. Russia then responded by boycotting assembly Read More…

President Ram Nath Kovind honoured with highest civilian award of Croatia

President Ram Nath Kovind has been honoured with Croatia’s highest civilian award the Grand Order of the King of Tomislav. The Indian President was honoured during his visit to Croatia to strengthen the bilateral ties. Croatia’s highest civilian award the Grand Order of the King of Tomislav is awarded to heads of state for their Read More…