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A convention for the people: Council of Europe marks the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on...

29/01/2020 | President

The leaders of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, David Zalkaliani, Rik Daems and Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, have issued a statement to launch the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights in 2020.

Rik Daems elected PACE President

27/01/2020 | President

Rik Daems has been elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Succeeding Liliane Maury Pasquier, he becomes PACE’s 33rd President and the third Belgian representative since 1949.

President Liliane Maury Pasquier’s New Year wishes for 2020

31/12/2019 | President

"As 2019 comes to a close, I would like to wish every child and every adult a happy New Year. The year 2019 brought us many surprises, crises and discoveries. So, what lessons do we take with us into the new year ahead?"

PACE President: to preserve the values of our ‘Common Home’ we must get back to the basics

18/12/2019 | President

"I am convinced that it is more important than ever to go back to our basics," said Liliane Maury Pasquier, addressing students of the Moscow Institute of International Relations at the end of her working visit to Russia.

President to address Ombudspersons conference in Moscow

12/12/2019 | President

Liliane Maury Pasquier is to address participants at the 3rd International Conference on “Human rights protection in Eurasia: exchange of best practice among Ombudspersons” taking place in Moscow on 17 December.

Council of Europe leaders highlight 70 years of the Convention

09/12/2019 | President

Thanks to the Convention, overseen by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, Europe has the strongest system of international human rights protection anywhere in the world.

Joint statement regretting Slovak Parliament’s opposition to ratifying the Istanbul Convention

02/12/2019 | President

We regret to learn of the renewed opposition of the Slovak Parliament to ratify the the Istanbul Convention, said President Liliane Maury Pasquier and Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo, the Assembly’s General Rapporteur on violence against women.

Illumination of the Palais to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

28/11/2019 | President

“Thanks to the support of members and many ambassadors, we have been able to make progress in raising awareness of the fight against sexism, harassment and violence against women,” Liliane Maury Pasquier said.

Liliane Maury Pasquier: 'Let’s stay engaged to make the UN 2030 Agenda a success’

25/11/2019 | President

"We still have a long way to go to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals contained in the UN’s 2030 Agenda," said PACE President speaking at the opening of the 25th Lisbon Forum.

Council of Europe leaders note success of Istanbul Convention, but warn of challenges ahead

22/11/2019 | President

On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Council of Europe leaders note the success of Istanbul Convention, but warn of challenges ahead.

Joint statement: 'Sexual abuse of children ruins lives'

18/11/2019 | President

"Today, on the occasion of the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, we call on all parliaments to do more to protect children from sexual violence".

Rights of the Child: ‘greater political will is needed’

18/11/2019 | President

Half the world’s children are victims of violence in some form. In Europe, a quarter of them live in poverty. These figures are as unacceptable as they are alarming,” said Liliane Maury Pasquier, opening the conference.