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Council of Europe Secretary General’s dialogue with the members of the Assembly

09/04/2019 | Session

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland answered the parliamentarians’ questions during a question and answer exercise as part of the Parliamentary Assembly’s spring session.

PACE elects Lorraine Schembri Orland judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Malta

09/04/2019 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly today elected Lorraine Schembri Orland as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Malta. Ms Lorraine Schembri Orland obtained an absolute majority of votes cast.

PACE elects Saadet Yüksel judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Turkey

09/04/2019 | Session

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly today elected Saadet Yüksel as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Turkey. Ms Yüksel obtained an absolute majority of votes cast.

PACE calls for an end to sexism and sexual harassment in parliaments

09/04/2019 | Session

The Assembly called for a series of measures aimed at stopping sexism and sexual harassment in politics. These recommendations are addressed to national parliaments, but also to political parties and governments.

Council of Europe should retain ‘primacy’ when assessing EU states’ basic values

09/04/2019 | Session

PACE has suggested the Council of Europe should retain “primacy” when it comes to assessing EU member states’ compliance with common fundamental values, while stepping up its “political co-ordination” with the EU.

Urgent debate on the role and mission of the Assembly

08/04/2019 | Session

Adopting its agenda at the opening of the 2019 Spring Session, the Assembly decided to hold an urgent debate on the theme “Role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly: main challenges for the future”.

Europe’s ‘common home’ must be maintained and continue to wield influence, says PACE President

08/04/2019 | Session

The President called on PACE members to meet the expectations of “millions of Europeans who are reaping the tangible benefits of closer union between the peoples and nations of Europe."

PACE reviews the work of its subsidiary bodies since last session

08/04/2019 | Session

The progress report which covers the activities and decisions of the Assembly’s subsidiary bodies since the last session was presented today in the plenary by Boriana Aberg (Sweden, EPP /CD).

Commissioner Mijatović highlights main human rights challenges in Europe

08/04/2019 | Session

Today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, presented in Strasbourg her first annual activity report in a debate before the Parliamentary Assembly of the organisation.

Addressing the Council of Europe crisis requires constructiveness from all parties, says Timo Soini

08/04/2019 | Session

“Finding a solution to the current political and institutional crisis would require close co-operation with all member States and both statutory bodies, said Timo Soini addressing the Assembly today.

Spring session: addresses by the Prime Ministers of Armenia and Georgia

05/04/2019 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe holds its spring session in Strasbourg on 8 to 12 April 2019, with addresses expected by the Prime Ministers of Armenia and Georgia.

Deprivation of nationality as an anti-terror measure may be ‘at odds with human rights’

25/01/2019 | Session

The deprivation of nationality in the context of counter-terrorism strategies is “a drastic measure which can be extremely socially divisive” and may be “at odds with human rights”, according to PACE.