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International Intergovernmental Organisations: Council of Europe

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Parliamentary Assembly

European court of Human Rights

Commissioner for Human rights

Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs

European Committee for the Prevention of Torture

European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

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Introduction

The Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg (France), now covers virtually the entire European continent, with its 47 member countries. Founded on 5 May 1949 by 10 countries, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.

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