Council of Europe suspends Russia

What is the News?

The Council of Europe has suspended Russia from its rights of representation in the Council. However, Russia was not permanently removed from the council, thus obligated to follow its human rights provisions.

What is the Council of Europe?

The Council of Europe was founded in 1949 by the Treaty of London.

It is an international organization founded in the wake of World War II to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe.

The council is distinct from the European Union(EU).

Members: It includes 47 member states (27 of which are EU members).

The Council cannot make binding laws, but it does have the power to enforce select international agreements reached by European states on various topics.

The Council is also an official United Nations Observer.

Headquarters: Strasbourg, France.

Source: This post is based on the article Council of Europe suspends Russiapublished in The Telegraph on 28th February 2022.

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