Kernow: FCPNM Conference

September 7, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE A conference to debate the implications of Cornwall’s inclusion in the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCPNM) was held on Friday (4th September 2015) at St Austell. The conference, called ‘Framework Convention for the Protection

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Council of Europe Focus on Outstanding Troubles Inquests

March 16, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The United Kingdom has been asked by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers (CoMIN) to submit a plan to resolve a number of outstanding inquests into deaths during the Troubles. The Committee considered the issue at its

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West Tallaght Arrests: Minor Alleges Degrading Treatment By Police

February 13, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The CPT has been asked by the Celtic League to look into the arrest of children by police in the West Tallaght area of Dublin over recent days. The arrests were in connection with anti-austerity protests in the

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Cornish Continue to Seek Official Recognition

November 26, 2013

NEWS FROM CELTIC LEAGUE The Kernow Branch of the Celtic League have sent a letter to Eric Pickles MP, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government calling on him to recommend the inclusion of the Cornish as a distinct group under

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CPT Respond on Riot Control Equipment Issue

July 10, 2013

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Committee for the Prevention of Torture has responded to a query from the Celtic League about the use of riot control equipment. The League wrote to the Council of Europe in June raising concerns about the absence

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Council Of Europe Urged to Act on Riot Cops Equipment Safeguards

June 9, 2013

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The Celtic League has written to the Council of Europe urging greater controls on the equipment available to law enforcent agencies in member states utilised in `control’ situations (see below): “CPT Secretariat Council of Europe F67075 Strasbourg Cedex

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Scottish Police and Prisons Face CoE Scrutiny

November 14, 2012

SCOTTISH POLICE AND PRISONS FACE CoE SCRUTINY The Council of Europe (CoE) body which carries out inspections of Prisons and Police stations (The Committee for the Prevention of Torture – CPT) paid a visit to the United Kingdom last month. The visit focused

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Ireland (NI): Language Broadcasting Issue Still Live

January 27, 2012

A Council of Europe Advisory group has called on the authorities in the north of Ireland to: ‘Develop comprehensive legislation on the Irish language in Northern Ireland and take resolute measures to protect and implement more effectively the language rights of persons belonging

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EU Commissioner Shares Concerns About Treatment of Roma/Travellers

May 25, 2010

The EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Lazlo Andor, has said the EU Commission shares the concerns of the Celtic League about the ongoing discrimination against the Roma/Traveller communities. The League wrote in March to express its growing concern following

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Police Criticised Over Treatment of Graffiti Juveniles

April 18, 2010

The Celtic League has launched a strong attack on the standards of the French Police in relation to its treatment of juveniles particularly from ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities. The League are urging the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) – the

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