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Call to make the enforcement of parental responsibility decisions abroad “simpler and less costly”

24/11/2017 | Standing Committee

The Assembly today called on European governments to make the enforcement of parental responsibility decisions abroad “simpler, speedier and less costly”.

PACE calls for child-friendly age assessment procedures for unaccompanied migrant children

24/11/2017 | Standing Committee

The parliamentarians said that the development of a child-sensitive, holistic model of age assessment would enable European states to meet the needs of unaccompanied and separated children.

Standing Committee to meet in Denmark

16/11/2017 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will meet in Copenhagen on Friday 24 November, in the context of the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (November 2017-May 2018).

Jan Hamáček highlights the need for a strong and united Europe

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

"Over recent months, Europeans and the rest of the world have recognised that we need a strong and united Europe," said Jan Hamáček, Speaker of the Czech Chamber of Deputies, addressing PACE members.

Czech Republic’s chairmanship: protecting human rights of vulnerable people; strengthening the rule of law

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

Addressing the Standing Committee in Prague today, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek gave a detailed overview of the country’s priorities for its chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers.

The Council of Europe must strengthen its action in the field of social rights

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

The Council of Europe cannot address its priority challenges such as responding to the populist threat, protecting the rights of migrants and combating terrorism “without working towards a genuinely social Europe”.

Milan Štěch: faced with the many current challenges, our values are the pillars of democracy

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

"We live in a world where we face many challenges, especially the fight against international terrorism," said Milan Štěch, President of the Czech Senate, in his address to the members of the Standing Committee.

PACE fully endorses priority themes of the Council of Europe Secretary General for 2018-2019

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

The activities implemented by the PACE in the biennium 2018-2019 will be directly related to the three priority areas of action of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, said the Standing Committee in Prague.

Europe must do its utmost to preserve stability in Tunisia

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

The Parliamentary Assembly's Standing Committee, meeting in Prague, today called on member States and the EU to help Tunisia deal with the economic and security challenges currently facing it.

PACE supports changes to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

PACE, meeting in Prague at Standing Committee level, today fully supported the draft protocol amending the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons.

Guaranteeing the employment rights of domestic workers

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee has called on member States to guarantee the social protection and labour rights of domestic workers, in particular normal hours of work, daily and weekly rest and annual leave.

Steps to ensure dignity for older people

30/05/2017 | Standing Committee

PACE has spelled out a series of steps to end “age discrimination” and counter the social isolation or exclusion of older people – and called on Europe’s governments to consider a legally-binding treaty to enforce them.