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The UK takes on the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe today for six months.
The Chairmanship will allow the UK to play a leading role in the work of the Council of Europe in promoting rights, democracy and rule of law across the continent.
As a founder member of the Council and the first country to ratify the European Convention on Human Rights, the UK chairmanship will focus on promoting and protecting human rights.
Some of its priorities include:
7 November 2011
Ministry of Justice
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