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Guido Raimondi: ‘To fulfill its mission, the Court needs your Assembly’

16/03/2018 | Standing Committee

“Our Court is not and must not be an ivory tower. It is essential that it has regular contact with all those involved in the European system for protecting human rights,” Strasbourg Court President Guido Raimondi said today.

PACE can almost be defined as 'the Parliamentary Assembly of Human Rights', says its President

16/03/2018 | Standing Committee

“As an Assembly one could almost define as the Parliamentary Assembly of Human Rights, our position is clear: efficiency should not be ensured at the expense of the effectiveness of the protection system", warned Mr Nicoletti.

The Assembly adopts first measures to face the budgetary crisis at the Council of Europe

16/03/2018 | Standing Committee

The Assembly decided to remove Turkish from PACE’s list of working languages. According to the parliamentarians, “the draconian reduction” of the Assembly’s budget for 2018 and 2019, “calls for drastic measures”.

PACE urges measures to ensure parents pay child maintenance promptly

16/03/2018 | Standing Committee

PACE has urged European countries to ensure that child maintenance payments, made by one parent to another after a separation, are made promptly and in full, calling for the fostering of “a culture of payment”.

The ‘negative tenor’ of the Copenhagen draft declaration risks undermining human rights protection

16/03/2018 | Standing Committee

In a statement adopted today during its meeting in Paris, PACE's Standing Committee has said the "negative tenor" of the draft Copenhagen declaration risks undermining human rights protection in Europe.

Standing Committee to meet in Paris

14/02/2018 | Standing Committee

The Standing Committee will meet in Paris on 16 March. After an opening address by President Nicoletti, the parliamentarians will hold an exchange of views with the President of the European Court of Human Rights, Guido Raimondi.

Ulla Tørnæs: 'The Convention system has done a remarkable job, but it is not perfect'

24/11/2017 | Standing Committee

“The Convention system has done a remarkable job in promoting human rights, democracy and the rule of law across Europe, but it's not perfect,” Ulla Tørnæs, Denmark's Minister for Development Co-operation, told PACE members.

George Tsereteli: 'We must face new realities but never compromise on our principles'

24/11/2017 | Standing Committee

“Our parliamentary assemblies must continue to work together and face new realities but must never compromise on our principles,” George Tsereteli, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, has told PACE members.

A call for enhanced co-operation between the Council of Europe and Kazakhstan

24/11/2017 | Standing Committee

“The Council of Europe must enhance co-operation with Kazakhstan to assist it on the path of transformation towards democratic governance,” said the PACE Standing Committee, meeting today in Copenhagen.

Current affairs debate on "Democracy hacked: how to respond?"

24/11/2017 | Standing Committee

Following the proposal of Emanuelis Zingeris on behalf of the Group of the European People's Party, the PACE Standing Committee today held a current affairs debate on "Democracy hacked: how to respond?".

PACE supports the modernisation of the Convention on the Protection of Personal Data

24/11/2017 | Standing Committee

In order to address developments in information technologies, there is an urgent need to modernise the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, the Assembly said.

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”.