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Standing Committee meets in Paris

15/05/2019 | Standing Committee

The Council of Europe Standing Committee is meeting in Paris under the French Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. Today's meeting is streamed live.

Is the EBRD’s model of promoting democracy through investment having any effect?

01/03/2019 | Standing Committee

Unanimously approving a report by Hendrik Daems today, the Assembly said: “It is not yet clear whether, and, if yes, to what extent, the Bank’s activities to develop market economy has had an impact on promoting democracy.”

Protecting human rights during transfers of prisoners

01/03/2019 | Standing Committee

Unacceptable conditions during transfers of prisoners may amount to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, contrary to Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, PACE’s Standing Committee has underlined.

Preventing and reducing stress at work

01/03/2019 | Standing Committee

“The prevention, management and reduction of stress at work need to be taken into account at different levels of governance and in the private sector,” said the Standing Committee, which called on member States to identify legislative gaps.

Culture and heritage are important assets to strengthen democracy

01/03/2019 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee, meeting in Paris, has stressed the importance of culture and heritage in sustaining local and regional economies, improving co-operation with communities and strengthening democracy in Europe.

More development co-operation to prevent migration crises

01/03/2019 | Standing Committee

Not only does development co-operation reduce inequalities, but it could also help to prevent a sharp increase in migration flows in the future, declared the Standing Committee during its meeting in Paris.

Preserving and enhancing intangible cultural heritage

01/03/2019 | Standing Committee

According to the Standing Committee, it is important to safeguard intangible cultural heritage, which includes traditions from the past, such as the performing arts, social practices or practices concerning nature.

Parliamentarians must give higher political priority to fighting sexism and violence against women

01/03/2019 | Standing Committee

"The positive impact of implementation of the Istanbul Convention is already visible," said GREVIO President Feride Acar, speaking during an exchange of views in PACE's Standing Committee.

Standing Committee to look at combating violence against women

21/02/2019 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee will meet in Paris on 1st March. After an address by Liliane Maury Pasquier, the parliamentarians will hold an exchange of views with the President of the experts on Action against Violence against Women.

A new PACE initiative to combat sexism and sexual abuse: #NotInMyParliament

23/11/2018 | Standing Committee

“Our Assembly must send a loud and clear message that sexism and sexual abuse in parliaments across Europe are simply unacceptable,” said PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier in Helsinki, launching a hashtag campaign.

Call for official recognition of sign languages

23/11/2018 | Standing Committee

PACE has called for the official recognition of sign languages so that deaf persons can “exercise their fundamental rights”. Such recognition would also “contribute to further promoting the richness of deaf culture”.

Finland is a ‘calm and steady hand’ at Council of Europe helm, says President

23/11/2018 | Standing Committee

In a turbulent Europe, PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier has welcomed the “calm and steady hand” of Finland at the helm of the Council of Europe during the Finnish Presidency of the organisation.