Denmark: ICJ co-sponsors conference on the Danish Presidency of the Council of Europe

Today, the ICJ is co-sponsoring a conference in Copenhagen to mark the conclusion of the Danish Presidency of the Council of Europe, and take stock of its contribution to protection of human rights in the Council of Europe region. 

The conference, Copenhagen, Elsinore and the Future of Europe: Assessing the Danish Chairmanship of the Council of Europe is organized by iCourts and the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ICJ and the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

This conference will assess what has been achieved during the Danish Chairmanship – and what can still be achieved at the final high-level conference in Elsinore where the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the 47 member states will meet and are scheduled to adopt a decision on the future of the Council of Europe. The conference will focus on the priorities of the Danish Chairmanship, including:

  • Reform of the European Court of Human Rights and the Copenhagen Declaration
  • Equal opportunities
  • Involvement of children and young people in democracy
  • Changing attitudes and prejudices about persons with disabilities
  • Combating torture.

At the conference, the ICJ will present its analysis of the recent Copenhagen Declaration on  the future of the European Convention on Human Rights system, and its recommendations for how its conclusions and recommendations should be taken forward.

The programme is available here: