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Doreen Massey, Baroness Massey of Darwen

A higher priority for stopping sexual violence against children

26/06/2020 | Standing Committee

PACE has expressed its deep concern at the spread of sexual violence against children, often unreported due to shame, unbalanced power relations between victims and perpetrators, fear of disclosing intimate information or the fact that disclosure could result in further victimisation. Adopting a...

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Second virtual meeting of the Standing Committee: references to committees

07/05/2020 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held its second virtual meeting today from 12 noon to 1 pm. Thirty six members took part in the meeting. The Standing Committee took a decision on the references to committees of motions for reports submitted...

COVID-19: First meeting of the Standing Committee of the Assembly held by video-conference

01/05/2020 | Standing Committee

On Thursday 30 April, the Standing Committee of the Assembly held its first meeting by video-conference with a virtual current affairs debate on "The response of Council of Europe member States to the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to human rights, democracy and the rule of law". Twenty-eight...

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COVID-19: Standing Committee meets by videoconference to assess national responses to the pandemic

27/04/2020 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will meet by videoconference on Thursday 30 April 2020. PACE President Rik Daems will make an opening speech. The Chairpersons of the five political groups (SOC, EPP/CD, ALDE, EC/DA, UEL) have tabled a...

Preventing violence and discrimination against religious minorities amongst refugees in Europe

06/03/2020 | Standing Committee

Unanimously adopting a resolution based on the report by Egidijus Vareikis, the Assembly considered that “the beliefs and religious practices of migrants and refugees need to be taken into account as an essential factor in successful reception and integration policies”.

Situation in the Turkey-Greece border: the international community must come together to find solutions...

06/03/2020 | Standing Committee

“Urgent action is needed to prevent the situation getting even worse, and in order to find solutions the international community must come together,” said Tiny Kox, opening a current affairs debate today on ‘Recent developments at the Turkish-Greek-Bulgarian borders: how to safeguard human rights?’.

President calls on members to raise the humanitarian issues related to the situation at the Turkish-Greek...

06/03/2020 | Standing Committee

Following a current affairs debate in the Standing Committee, Rik Daems called on all member states to collectively address the issue of the humanitarian consequences of the war and crisis in Syria.

Standing Committee meets in Paris

24/02/2020 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will meet in Paris on Friday 6 March 2020. Rik Daems, President of the Parliamentary Assembly, will open the meeting.

Standing Committee to meet in Strasbourg

29/11/2019 | Standing Committee

At the meeting of the Standing Committee on 29 November, the parliamentarians will hold an exchange of views with the Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Zalkaliani, who will chair the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers.

President welcomes the priorities of the Georgian chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

29/11/2019 | Standing Committee

In her opening speech to the Standing Committee in Strasbourg, Liliane Maury Pasquier has welcomed the priorities of the Georgian chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.

Georgian Foreign Minister presents his country’s Chairmanship priorities

29/11/2019 | Standing Committee

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani presented the priorities of the Georgian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe during an exchange of views with the members of the Standing Committee.

Member States should review their regulatory frameworks for digital platforms

29/11/2019 | Standing Committee

The Parliamentary Assembly today expressed its concern at the digital platforms phenomenon and recommended that member States review national legislation and implement additional regulation.