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PACE spring session: the consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine

A general policy debate on the consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine will be at the centre of the spring plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), to be held in hybrid format from 25 to 28 April 2022.

Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, is due to address the Assembly at midday on Wednesday, and will answer questions from the parliamentarians. 

The Assembly also debates reports on strengthening the strategic partnership between the Council of Europe and the EU, safeguarding and promoting genuine democracy in Europe, and on how to put confiscated criminal assets to good use.

Also on the agenda are reports on combating children’s exposure to pornographic content, on the deinstitutionalisation of persons with disabilities, on preventing excessive and unjustified use of force by law enforcement officers, and on the honouring of obligations and commitments by Georgia.

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights will also present her annual activity report for 2021, and take questions from the parliamentarians. The Council of Europe Secretary General holds the usual question time with PACE members, and there is the traditional Communication from the Committee of Ministers.

The Assembly will decide its final agenda on the first day of the session.