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Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)

Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) are created by states through multilateral treaties that act like a constitution in that the states parties are consenting to be bound by the treaty that sets up the agencies, functions, and purposes of the organizat

D. Council of Europe

D. Council of Europe (COE) Documents

 The Council of Europe was established in the wake of WWII in reaction to German aggression  and the Soviet take-over of Eastern Europe. It has four primary agencies: the Committee of Ministers, the Parliamentary Assembly, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. The Committee of Ministers consists of the foreign ministers of the member states, is the decision-making body, and enforces the decisions of the ECtHR. The Parliamentary Assembly consists of representatives of member states’ legislatures and is an advisory body. The ECtHR adjudicates conflicts under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities gives representation from cities and regions of the member states. The UC Libraries do not collect COE documents systematically, but both the Law and Langsam Libraries have some of their documents in their paper collections. Use UCLID to find out what is available and where. Search for Council of Europe as an author.   At the bottom of The Council's web site you will find a list of the COE’s major bodies and activities. The last item under Activities is Council of Europe Treaties.  This lin will take you to the Treaty Office website.  On the left side under Treaties of the Council of Europe, Full List links to the complete list of COE treaties.

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