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PACE rapporteur, reacting to Italy killing, urges parties to step up efforts against racism

02/08/2022 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“The news of the shockingly brutal killing of a Nigerian man in broad daylight in an Italian town is heart-breaking and deeply concerning, but not surprising,” said Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), PACE rapporteur on the role of political parties in fostering diversity and inclusion. “This...

World Day against Trafficking: we need to do more to protect victims

29/07/2022 | Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

“On the eve of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons (30 July 2022), I call on everyone to speak out against the immense suffering and abuse inflicted on huge numbers of victims of trafficking,” said Theodoros Rousopoulos (Greece, EPP/CD), Chair of the Migration Committee of the...

PACE President welcomes the ratification by the United Kingdom of the Istanbul Convention

23/07/2022 | President

“I very much welcome the ratification by the United Kingdom of the Istanbul Convention, a Council of Europe treaty which is of tremendous importance for those who suffer from violence against women and domestic violence in all our member States. The United Kingdom becomes thus the 37th State to...

Montenegro: PACE post-monitoring co-rapporteurs encourage the authorities to adopt a set of crucial reforms

15/07/2022 | Monitoring

Ending a visit to Podgorica (10-13 July 2022), the co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for post-monitoring dialogue with Montenegro, Damien Cottier (Switzerland, ALDE) and Nicos Tornaritis (Cyprus, EPP/CD), have hailed recent advances in the fight against...

ECHR judgment in the case Kavala v. Türkiye: joint statement by Council of Europe leaders

11/07/2022 | President

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers Simon Coveney, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić have made the following...

PACE President, ending visit to Germany, highlights ‘urgent need’ to strengthen the Council of Europe

11/07/2022 | President

Tiny Kox, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), paid an official visit to Germany on 6-8 July 2022, where he held in-depth discussions on the urgent need to strengthen the role of the Council of Europe as the continent’s reference organisation for promoting...

PACE co-rapporteurs, ending Romania visit, welcome ongoing judicial reform

07/07/2022 | Monitoring

Ending a visit to Bucharest (4 to 5 July 2022), the co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the periodic monitoring of Romania’s obligations to the Council of Europe, Edite Estrela (Portugal, SOC) and Krista Baumane (Latvia, ALDE), have welcomed the...

Albania: PACE monitors welcome marked progress in reforms, call for consistent implementation to ensure...

04/07/2022 | Monitoring

Following their visit to Tirana from 29 June to 1 July 2022, the co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Albania, Joseph O’Reilly (Ireland, EPP/CD) and Asim Mollazada (Azerbaijan, EC/DA), welcomed the marked...

PACE delegation, ending Kyiv visit: ‘The worst crime of all is the war itself'

29/06/2022 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

A cross-party delegation of ten members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE),* ending a visit to Kyiv on Ukraine’s Constitution Day (28 June 2022), has expressed shock at the level of evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity it saw, denounced the war in the...

PACE President reacts to wave of Russian strikes against civilians in Ukraine

28/06/2022 | President

"I am horrified by the recent wave of Russian air and missile strikes on civilian infrastructure and residential buildings in Ukraine, which has already resulted in dozens of innocent people killed and hundreds injured," said Tiny Kox, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...

PACE President reacts to attack in Oslo

25/06/2022 | President

“I am shocked by last night’s terrible attack in Oslo – which seems to have specifically targeted the LGBTI community,” said the PACE President Tiny Kox. “My thoughts are with the families of the victims, and all those affected, as well as those who were looking forward to a peaceful Pride Parade...

Partnership with the Kyrgyz Parliament has produced ‘mixed results’, says PACE

24/06/2022 | Session

The Assembly’s partnership for democracy with the Parliament of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan has produced “mixed results” in the eight years since it was granted, PACE has said. The Assembly resolved to continue the partnership, in order to support the country’s path to democracy, but warned that...