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27/01/2022 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development PACE launches a new network of parliamentarians to press for a healthy environment 18/01/2022 | President PACE and EBRD Presidents agree new priority areas for working together 31/12/2021 | President PACE President Rik Daems calls 2022 the year when parliaments work together to turn the tide on the rise of authoritarianism 09/12/2021 | President ‘A new generation of human rights is emerging, including the right to live in a healthy environment’ 06/12/2021 | President President discusses deepening co-operation with the UK in the post-Brexit era during a working visit to London 09/11/2021 | President PACE President addresses the IPU parliamentary meeting at COP26 in Glasgow 08/10/2021 | President Ending a working visit to Poland, PACE President calls for a co-ordinated, rights-based response to the situation on Poland’s border with Belarus 30/09/2021 | President Anchoring the right to a healthy environment: #EnvironmentRightNow 30/09/2021 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons A warm welcome at the Council of Europe for Little Amal, and a pledge of support for other refugee children like her 30/09/2021 | President PACE President to make working visit to Poland 27/09/2021 | Prizes 2021 Václav Havel Prize awarded to Belarusian human rights activist Maria Kalesnikava 27/09/2021 | Session PACE President: 'to lead or not to lead – that is the question' 17/06/2021 | President PACE President, addressing new UN global network for parliamentarians, recalls need to uphold human rights when combating terrorism 11/06/2021 | President PACE President tells ministers: ‘We need to regulate AI before AI regulates us’ 04/06/2021 | President PACE President on World Environment Day: now is the time for a right to a healthy environment 02/06/2021 | President PACE President, ending Budapest visit, welcomes opportunities presented by the Hungarian Council of Europe Presidency 19/05/2021 | President “Vaccination strategies are only lawful if proportionate”, President says 11/05/2021 | President PACE President: member States need to rely on the Istanbul Convention, its tools and mechanisms 05/05/2021 | President Europe Day: a moment to reaffirm the values Europe needs for challenging times 04/05/2021 | President PACE President: Assembly members will not be restricted in the exercise of their mandate 19/04/2021 | Session 'PACE must be part of the solution', President underlines 01/04/2021 | President PACE President, ending visit to Turkey, emphasises need to work together to make progress ('ilerleme') 26/03/2021 | President President to make working visit to Ankara 19/03/2021 | Standing Committee Current affairs debate on “Democracies facing Covid-19: the way forward” 19/03/2021 | President PACE President: the rule of law must prevail in the emergency situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic 17/03/2021 | President Multilateralism is imperative to tackle challenges at national and international level 15/03/2021 | President All member States should play by the same rules, based on equal standards 08/03/2021 | President 8 March: men and women need to push together more forcefully for change 25/01/2021 | Session Rik Daems, re-elected President, invites members to see PACE as vehicle for upholding shared values 22/01/2021 | President The President presents the 2020 progress report and thematic priorities for 2021 07/01/2021 | President President reacts to ‘assault on democracy’ at the US Capitol: 'who does not speak up, consents' 21/12/2020 | President An end-of-year message from Rik Daems: stay healthy, stay safe, and let’s work together to tackle the challenges of ‘21 14/12/2020 | President Heads of UN and PACE: building a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment must become ‘a binding principle’ 09/12/2020 | President Two priorities for Human Rights Day: a healthy democracy and a healthy environment 01/12/2020 | President PACE President to take part in the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe Award Ceremony in Lisbon 26/11/2020 | President PACE President and Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives satisfied with relations between the two bodies 25/11/2020 | President A practical step parliaments can take to help stamp out violence against women 24/11/2020 | Equality and Non-Discrimination Ending violence against women: the lessons we can learn from the pandemic 23/11/2020 | President PACE President hails Assembly’s backing for Athens Declaration on how democracies face pandemics 20/11/2020 | President PACE President deplores attacks on the head of the PACE delegation which observed Georgian elections 16/11/2020 | President President's working visit to Moscow postponed 13/11/2020 | President PACE President to make working visit to Moscow 04/11/2020 | President 70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights: the Assembly’s contribution 03/11/2020 | President PACE President condemns terrorist attack in Vienna 03/11/2020 | Culture, Science, Education and Media The National Museum of Secret Surveillance “House of Leaves” honoured in Tirana ceremony 26/10/2020 | Parliamentary Support New regional webinar on implementing the European Convention on Human Rights 09/10/2020 | President Rik Daems: ‘The death penalty is an inhuman and degrading punishment and its prohibition is a fundamental principle of the Council of Europe’ 06/10/2020 | President A legal right to a healthy environment would push governments and parliaments to ‘go green’ 22/09/2020 | President Pope Francis receives President Rik Daems at private audience 15/09/2020 | President October part-session replaced by Standing Committee meeting 15/09/2020 | Standing Committee How far do parliaments really reflect the votes cast? A plea for ‘minimum standards’ of fairness in electoral systems 14/09/2020 | President PACE President on Democracy Day: ‘We must reach out to citizens and restore trust in democracy’ 08/09/2020 | President Belarus: a solution will only come from the Belarusian people, says PACE President 08/09/2020 | Political Affairs and Democracy Svetlana Tikhanovskaya: 'My country, my nation, my people now need help' 10/08/2020 | President Presidential election in Belarus: PACE President applauds the courage and determination of Belarus people, especially women, and calls on authorities to respect human rights and rule of law standards 15/07/2020 | President Rik Daems: 'part of the European recovery fund must be allocated to a common vaccination programme' 08/07/2020 | President The Convention sets clear ‘red lines’ that cannot be crossed even in times of severe public health emergency 26/06/2020 | Standing Committee Standing Committee: exchange of views with WHO Director General on COVID-19 24/06/2020 | President President concerned by the ‘persistent deadlock’ in the Middle East peace process 04/06/2020 | President COVID-19: PACE President, joining other Council of Europe leaders, urges democratic safeguards during and after pandemic 04/06/2020 | President Beyond COVID-19, human rights can help save the planet 09/05/2020 | President COVID-19: ‘Life after the Corona crisis will be different, but our rights stay the same’ says PACE President 07/05/2020 | Bureau COVID-19: Temporary arrangements to enable remote committee meetings 04/05/2020 | President COVID-19 / The challenge of European unity: preserving Europe’s common good in times of crisis 30/04/2020 | President COVID-19 / World Press Freedom Day: ‘We need free and independent media, now more than ever’ 30/04/2020 | Bureau COVID-19: PACE Summer session postponed to a later date 27/04/2020 | Standing Committee COVID-19: Standing Committee meets by videoconference to assess national responses to the pandemic 09/04/2020 | President COVID-19: ‘In defeating the evil of coronavirus, we must not open the door to an Orwellian future of personal surveillance’ President says 07/04/2020 | President COVID-19 / World Health Day: President calls on member States to better protect those who protect us 24/03/2020 | President COVID-19: President urges states to abide by the ECHR when responding to the crisis 06/03/2020 | Standing Committee President calls on members to raise the humanitarian issues related to the situation at the Turkish-Greek and Turkish-Syrian border 27/02/2020 | President Rik Daems calls for ‘the right to a healthy environment’ 29/01/2020 | President A convention for the people: Council of Europe marks the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights 27/01/2020 | President Rik Daems elected PACE President 09/12/2019 | Political Affairs and Democracy Setting minimum standards for electoral systems to ensure free and fair elections 01/03/2019 | Standing Committee Is the EBRD’s model of promoting democracy through investment having any effect?

Motions, Written Declarations, Questions

27/06/2022 | Doc. 15580 | Motion for a resolution Healthy and sustainable food 23/06/2022 | Doc. 15569 | Motion for a resolution The Parliamentary Assembly should support Kazakhstan to continue its democratic reforms 15/10/2019 | Doc. 14918 | Written declaration Investigating and preventing corruption at the Council of Europe 04/10/2019 | Doc. 14992 | Motion for a resolution The Parliamentary Assembly must contribute to restoring peace in Ukraine 04/07/2019 | Doc. 14944 | Motion for a resolution Acting for the health of all through healthy and sustainable food and agriculture 27/06/2019 | Doc. 14929 | Motion for a resolution Ensuring accountability for the downing of flight MH 17 24/06/2019 | Doc. 14918 | Written declaration Investigating and preventing corruption at the Council of Europe 09/04/2019 | Doc. 14866 | Motion for a resolution Ten years after the Lisbon Treaty: strengthening Council of Europe and European Union co-operation 24/01/2019 | Doc. 14818 | Motion for a resolution Transparency and regulation of donations to political parties and electoral campaigns from foreign donors 23/01/2019 | Doc. 14814 | Motion for a resolution The human being-machine connection: new rights or new threats to fundamental freedoms? 22/01/2019 | Doc. 14808 | Motion for a resolution Preventing discrimination caused by the use of artificial intelligence 26/09/2018 | Doc. 14628 | Motion for a recommendation Justice by algorithm – the role of artificial intelligence in policing and criminal justice systems 26/04/2018 | Doc. 14549 | Written declaration Members of the Parliamentary Assembly ask Iran not to carry out the death penalty of Ahmadeza Djalali 23/01/2018 | Doc. 14479 | Motion for a resolution Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law, in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges 23/01/2018 | Doc. 14483 | Motion for a resolution Improving the protection of whistle-blowers all over Europe 13/10/2017 | Doc. 14428 | Written declaration Calling for a fast implementation of the principles of Resolution 2140 (2016) 12/10/2017 | Doc. 14419 | Motion for a resolution Anonymous donation of gametes: balancing the rights of parents, donors and offspring 12/10/2017 | Doc. 14420 | Written declaration Mass arrests and abuse of LGBTI people in Azerbaijan 02/05/2017 | Doc. 14311 | Motion for a resolution Enhancing co-operation between Council of Europe member States to meet new challenges in the fight against organised crime and money laundering 30/01/2017 | Doc. 14261 | Motion for a resolution Strengthening co-operation with the United Nations 13/10/2016 | Doc. 14183 | Motion for a resolution State of emergency: proportionality issues concerning derogations under Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights 13/10/2016 | Doc. 14180 | Motion for a resolution Assessing political consequences of foreign funding of Islam in Europe 12/10/2016 | Doc. 14171 | Motion for a resolution Fighting organised crime by facilitating the confiscation of illegal assets 11/07/2016 | Doc. 14035 | Written declaration Reproductive health and women's rights in Poland 11/07/2016 | Doc. 14036 | Written declaration Justice for Giulio Regeni 30/05/2016 | Doc. 14072 | Motion for a resolution Setting minimum standards for electoral systems in order to offer the basis for free and fair elections 21/04/2016 | Doc. 14036 | Written declaration Justice for Giulio Regeni 21/04/2016 | Doc. 14040 | Motion for a resolution Protecting children from racism and hate speech 20/04/2016 | Doc. 14035 | Written declaration Reproductive health and women's rights in Poland 28/01/2016 | Doc. 13967 | Motion for a resolution The need to shed light on the background of the murder of Boris Nemtsov 27/01/2015 | Doc. 13686 | Motion for a resolution The status of former presidents of the Parliamentary Assembly 26/02/2010 | Doc. 12177 | Motion for a recommendation Over-indebtedness of States: a danger for democracy and human rights 22/12/2009 | Doc. 12114 | Motion for a resolution The impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the Council of Europe 13/10/2009 | Doc. 12065 | Motion for a resolution Fighting the global backlash against women’s human rights

Votes

23/06/2022 | Doc. 15543, vote on the draft text for resolution Ensuring accountability for the downing of flight MH17 22/06/2022 | Doc. 15525, vote on the draft text for resolution Justice and security for women in peace reconciliation 27/04/2022 | Doc. 15506, vote on the draft text for resolution Consequences of the Russian Federation's continued aggression against Ukraine: role and response of the Council of Europe 27/04/2022 | Doc. 15506, vote on the draft text for recommendation Consequences of the Russian Federation's continued aggression against Ukraine: role and response of the Council of Europe 15/03/2022 | Doc. 15477, vote on the draft text for opinion Consequences of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine 26/01/2022 | Doc. 15443, vote on the draft text for resolution Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation 03/10/2019 | Doc. 14971, vote on the draft text for resolution Saving lives in the Mediterranean Sea: the need for an urgent response 27/06/2019 | Doc. 14902, vote on the draft text for resolution Shedding light on the murder of Boris Nemtsov 26/06/2019 | Doc. 14922, vote on the draft text for resolution Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation 25/06/2019 | Doc. 14908, vote on the draft text for resolution The Istanbul Convention on violence against women: achievements and challenges 25/06/2019 | Doc. 14907, vote on the draft text for resolution Towards an ambitious Council of Europe agenda for gender equality 25/06/2019 | Doc. 14907, vote on the draft text for recommendation Towards an ambitious Council of Europe agenda for gender equality 24/06/2019 | Doc. 14900, vote on the draft text for resolution Strengthening the decision-making process of the Parliamentary Assembly concerning credentials and voting 10/04/2019 | Doc. 14845, vote on the draft text for resolution The role and responsibilities of political leaders in combating hate speech and intolerance 10/04/2019 | Doc. 14842, vote on the draft text for resolution Stop hate speech and acts of hatred in sport 10/04/2019 | Doc. 14863, vote on the draft text for resolution Role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly: main challenges for the future 10/04/2019 | Doc. 14863, vote on the draft text for recommendation Role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly: main challenges for the future 22/01/2019 | Doc. 14791, vote on the draft text for resolution Updating guidelines to ensure fair referendums in Council of Europe member States 26/04/2018 | Doc. 14539, vote on the draft text for recommendation Copenhagen Declaration, appreciation and follow-up 25/01/2018 | Doc. 14484, vote on the draft text for resolution The Israeli-Palestinian peace process: the role of the Council of Europe 12/10/2017 | Doc. 14402, vote on the draft text for resolution Prosecuting and punishing the crimes against humanity or even possible genocide committed by Daesh 12/10/2017 | Doc. 14328, vote on the draft text for recommendation The use of new genetic technologies in human beings 12/10/2017 | Doc. 14404, vote on the draft text for resolution Promoting the human rights of and eliminating discrimination against intersex people 12/10/2017 | Doc. 14404, vote on the draft text for recommendation Promoting the human rights of and eliminating discrimination against intersex people 27/04/2017 | Doc. 14298, vote on the draft text for resolution Alarming developments in Hungary: draft NGO law restricting civil society and possible closure of the European Central University 25/01/2017 | Doc. 14228, vote on the draft text for resolution Online media and journalism: challenges and accountability 25/01/2017 | Doc. 14217, vote on the draft text for resolution Ending cyberdiscrimination and online hate 25/01/2017 | Doc. 14217, vote on the draft text for recommendation Ending cyberdiscrimination and online hate 11/10/2016 | Doc. 14140, vote on the draft text for recommendation Children’s rights related to surrogacy 21/04/2016 | Doc. 14031, vote on the draft text for resolution After the Brussels attacks, urgent need to address security failures and step up counter-terrorism co-operation 21/04/2015 | Doc. 13734, vote on the draft text for resolution Mass surveillance 21/04/2015 | Doc. 13734, vote on the draft text for recommendation Mass surveillance 21/04/2015 | Doc. 13743, vote on the draft text for opinion Budget and priorities of the Council of Europe for the biennium 2016-2017 21/04/2015 | Doc. 13744, vote on the draft text for resolution Expenditure of the Parliamentary Assembly for the biennium 2016-2017 28/01/2015 | Doc. 13684, vote on the draft text for recommendation Terrorist attacks in Paris: together for a democratic response 28/01/2015 | Doc. 13684, vote on the draft text for resolution Terrorist attacks in Paris: together for a democratic response 27/01/2015 | Doc. 13651, vote on the draft text for resolution The humanitarian situation of Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons 27/01/2010 | Doc. 12102, vote on the draft text for recommendation Respect for media freedom 27/01/2010 | Doc. 12107, vote on the draft text for resolution Thresholds and other features of electoral systems which have an impact on representativity of parliaments in Council of Europe member states 27/01/2010 | Doc. 12107, vote on the draft text for recommendation Thresholds and other features of electoral systems which have an impact on representativity of parliaments in Council of Europe member states 27/01/2010 | Doc. 12097, vote on the draft text for resolution Increasing women’s representation in politics through the electoral system 27/01/2010 | Doc. 12097, vote on the draft text for recommendation Increasing women’s representation in politics through the electoral system 01/10/2009 | Doc. 12045, vote on the draft text for resolution Reconsideration on substantive grounds of previously ratified credentials of the Russian delegation (Rule 9 of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly) 01/10/2009 | Doc. 12018, vote on the draft text for resolution United Nations reform and the Council of Europe member states 01/10/2008 | Doc. 11696, vote on the draft text for recommendation Refreshing the youth agenda of the Council of Europe 01/10/2008 | Doc. 11696, vote on the draft text for resolution Refreshing the youth agenda of the Council of Europe 01/10/2008 | Doc. 11726, vote on the draft text for resolution Reconsideration of previously ratified credentials of the Russian delegation on substantive grounds 16/04/2008 | Doc. 11537, vote on the draft text for resolution Access to safe and legal abortion in Europe 23/01/2008 | Doc. 11454, vote on the draft text for resolution United Nations Security Council and European Union blacklists 23/01/2008 | Doc. 11454, vote on the draft text for recommendation United Nations Security Council and European Union blacklists