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The Council of Europe - being one of the most important standard-setting international organisations in Europe - has adopted 210 conventions, including the Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms with 14 Protocols.
Many of its conventions are open for accessions by non-Member States and by the European Union while some officially form part of the European Union law.
At present, in the process of the CoE reform efforts are taken to increase further the efficiency of its legal acquis. A comprehensive review of all CoE conventions has been undertaken to this end.
Apart from conventions, various bodies of the Council of Europe adopt non-binding instruments which provide useful guidance to Member States. One should mention in particular Recommendations of the Committee of Ministers addressed to Member States.
Documents of three CoE summits constitute important reference point defining the mandate and the role of the Organisation. The CoE enters also in cooperation agreements with other international organisations or Member States.SEE MORE