Posts Tagged ‘Council of Europe’

Defeat for Polish bishops on domestic violence convention

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Poland’s Catholic bishops have suffered a defeat with the approval by the nation’s president of an international convention combating violence against women. The Council of Europe convention creates the world’s first legal framework for curbing psychological and sexual violence. It also criminalises forced marriages, stalking, and female genital mutilation. President Bronislaw Komorowski signed a government Read more

Holy See passes financial transparency audit, but could do better

Friday, July 20th, 2012

After passing a financial transparency audit by European bank inspectors, the Holy See says it is still working towards a robust and sustainable system to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The audit by Moneyval, a department of the Council of Europe, followed a request by the Holy See last year for an Read more