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PACE reviews the work of its subsidiary bodies since the last session

The list of candidates for the post of judge at the European Court of Human Rights submitted by Croatia; the lists of candidates to the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) in respect of several countries; the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament 2021; the 2021 World Forum for Democracy; the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the organisation of the Assembly's work; and elections observations, were among the items in the progress report of the PACE’s Bureau and Standing Committee, presented today by Petra Bayr (Austria, SOC), in a plenary debate.

This report reviews the work and decisions of the Assembly's subsidiary bodies since the last session.

The Assembly also discussed in more detail the observation of the parliamentary elections in Bulgaria (4 April 2021), on the basis of a report presented by Alfred Heer (Switzerland, ALDE) and the parliamentary elections in Albania (25 April 2021), on the basis of a report presented by Aleksander Pociej (Poland, EPP/CD).