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The '''Council of Europe''' is an international organisation of [[European]] nations. It is not to be confused with the [[European Union]], with which its membership substantially overlaps. It has 47 member states and one applicant country ([[Belarus]]). Belarus and the [[Holy See]] are the only European nations not to be members; the latter has special observer status, along with the [[USA]], [[Canada]], [[Mexico]] and [[Japan]].
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The Council of Europe was founded in 1949 and is based in [[Strasbourg]], [[France]]. Its stated aims are:
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*to develop common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights;
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*to protect [[human rights]], pluralist [[democracy]] and the [[rule of law]];
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*to encourage development of Europe's cultural identity and diversity;
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*to find common solutions to the challenges facing European society: such as discrimination against [[minority|minorities]], [[xenophobia]], in[[tolerance]], bioethics and [[cloning]], [[terrorism]], trafficking in human beings, [[organised crime]] and [[corruption]], [[cybercrime]], violence against children;
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*to consolidate democratic stability in Europe by backing political, legislative and constitutional reform.
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The ruling body is the Council of Minsters, comprising the foreign ministers (or ambassadors deputed to the CoE) of the 47 member states. In addition the CoE works through a Parliamentary Assembly (618 members drawn from national parliaments) and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. It also has an 1800-strong secretariat.
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==Further Information==
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*http://www.coe.int/T/e/Com/about_coe/
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[[Category:Europe]]
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