Strasbourg, Nov 3, 2009 – The Council of Europe will be calling for greater protection and respect for human rights, rule of law and democracy on the Internet at the 2009 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on 15-18 November in Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt).

The right to freedom of expression entails duties and responsibilities and is subject to certain limits, provided for in Article 10.2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which are concerned, among other things, with protecting the rights of others.

The United Nations took a step towards helping the billion people around the world suffering from hunger achieve access to adequate food with the publication of a ‘how-to’ guide providing the tools for governments, institutions and civil society to assert this basic human right.

The CITSEE project (The Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia - see below for more information) is organising a conference on "Theories and Practices of Citizenship in the New Balkan States" on June 24-25, 2010 at the University of Edinburgh. Deadline: 2009/11/15


The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina is mandated to assist the country to make the transition to a stable, peaceful, democratic, multi-ethnic and self-sustaining society. Closing Date of application 30-11-2009

Edited by Timofey Agarin and Malte Brosig Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2009.

Date: 6 November 2009

Venue: Strasbourg (Council of Europe Agora Building, Room G-3)

Oct 27, 2009 - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights came about as a response to the crimes committed during the Second World War. Their claim of validity is universal and equal for all – and yet human rights are still not recognized everywhere in the world.

Oct 27, 2009 - The Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina calls on the interested citizens to come to the conference ”Religion and Education in an Open Society: Review of Model of Religious Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, on October 28, 2009, at Europe Hotel in Sarajevo.

The Mediacenter Sarajevo organizes the workshop “Reporting on Persons with Disabilities”, November 8-9, 2009.