COUNCIL OF EUROPE
The Council of Europe's mission is primarily one of human rights, touching
the lives of people in Europe in many ways. Its main instruments are the
European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter. Further
protection for human rights is provided by the European Convention for
the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.
Directly or indirectly the Council of Europe's work on human rights affects
many millions of people throughout Europe.
|Directorate of Human Rights July 1996
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the Home Page of the Council of Europe
or the Home Page of the Council of Europe Human Rights WEB