Objectives and Funding

 

Objectives of the CIIE

 
The objective of the Center of Information on European Institutions (CIIE) is to promote a better understanding of Europe and its workings. To achieve this goal, the CIIE provides the general public with access to informative documents and brochures in the CIIE drop-in center, carries out specialized research, and organizes over four hundred school activities and public lectures every year on themes such as the European institutions, European structures, EU enlargement, Europe in Strasbourg, etc.

The CIIE is managed by a governing board made up of its three founding bodies (the Regional Council of Alsace, the Conseil Général du Bas-Rhin and the Urban Community of Strasbourg). The association is currently chaired by Ms. Nawel Rafik-Elmrini, Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg in charge of European affairs.
 
 

The CIIE is funded by

 
 
 

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    • 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.