Member States of the European Union and the Council of Europe

 
NorwayLiechtensteinIcelandSwitzerlandAndorraPortugalDenmarkCroatiaRussian FederationRussia (Kaliningrad Oblast)San MarinoSerbiaMonacoBosnia and HerzegovinaGeorgiaArmeniaFYRoMMoldovaUkraineAlbaniaTurkeyMontenegroAustriaBelgiumBulgariaCyprusSpainEstoniaFinlandFranceGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandItalyLatviaLithuaniaLuxembourgMaltaNetherlandsPolandCzech RepublicUnited KingdomSlovakiaRomaniaSloveniaSwedenAzerbaidjan
 
Members of the European Union and the Council of Europe
Members of the Council of Europe
 
- Click on the map or on the links below to know more about the countries -
 
 
* Also referred to as Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRoM)
 
> These 47 countries are members of the Council of Europe, 28 are also members of the European Union.
 

Photo of the month

Photo of the month: Propose a photo

European diary


    • 26 june 2017

      International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

    • Torture seeks to annihilate the victim’s personality and denies the inherent dignity of the human being. The United Nations has condemned torture from the outset as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings on their fellow human beings.

      Torture is a crime under international law. According to all relevant instruments, it is absolutely prohibited and cannot be justified under any circumstances. This prohibition forms part of customary international law, which means that it is binding on every member of the international community, regardless of whether a State has ratified international treaties in which torture is expressly prohibited. The systematic or widespread practice of torture constitutes a crime against humanity.

      On 12 December 1997, by resolution 52/149, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a view to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, (resolution 39/46), annex, which entered into force on 26 June 1987.