The Council of Europe (CoE) is a pan-European organisation of 47 member states, including all 27 member states of the European Union. The United Kingdom was one of the founding members. Set up shortly after the end of the Second World War, the CoE’s core mission is to promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law across the continent.

The Permanent Representation of the United Kingdom to the CoE is an active member of the organisation. We represent the UK at intergovernmental meetings and work with the organisation’s various institutions – such as the European Court of Human Rights, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Commissioner for Human Rights – and the delegations of other member states to make the CoE as effective and efficient as possible.

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Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson

UK Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe

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    UK Delegation to the Council of Europe

    18 rue Gottfried
    67000 Strasbourg

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