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Overview Edit

The Council of Europe (CoE) is an organization of 47 member countries, including all 25 members of the European Union. Founded in 1949, the Council's main role is to strengthen democracy, human rights and the rule of law throughout its member states, and also to enhance Europe’s cultural heritage.

The CoE acts as a forum for examining a whole range of social problems, such as social exclusion, intolerance, the integration of migrants, the threat to private life posed by new technology, bioethical issues, terrorism, drug trafficking and criminal activities.

Based on the promotion of human rights and the rule of law, nearly 200 European Conventions have been adopted by the Council of Europe on topics ranging from human rights to the fight against organized crime and from the prevention of torture to data protection or cultural co-operation.

Cybercrime and cybersecurity Edit

In 2001, the Council adopted a Convention on Cybercrime.

The Council also sponsors training and conferences to address cybersecurity issues, such as its 2009 joint conference with the Organization of American States/Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, which focused on ways in which the Internet is misused by terrorist organizations and their supporters.

Publications Edit

The Council has produced a number of relevant documents, which are summarized in this wiki. They include:

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