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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.

President ends official visit to Germany with praise

15/11/2019 | President

Ending an official visit to Germany, the President has praised Germany's exemplary commitment to the defence of human rights, democracy and the rule of law - the values that are at the heart of the Council of Europe.

Children’s rights conference: ‘it’s time to put the human being at the heart of society’

13/11/2019 | President

“Council of Europe member States must put the human being back at the heart of their political decisions,” President Liliane Maury Pasquier has told a conference on children’s rights opening in Strasbourg.

Opening the World Forum for Democracy, PACE President sets out the challenges faced by democracy in the...

06/11/2019 | President

New technologies can be abused, generating hatred and sexist or other stereotypes leading to discrimination, but they can also make the democratic process more reactive to citizens’ expectations, Liliane Maury Pasquier said.

'The Council of Europe needs the continuing commitment of the Assembly and the Congress'

29/10/2019 | President

"The Organization needs our continued commitment and the Assembly and the Congress, as well as our national parliaments and local and regional authorities, have a fundamental role to play", PACE President said today.

PACE President to participate in IPU Assembly in Belgrade and hold high-level meetings

15/10/2019 | President

Liliane Maury Pasquier will participate in a parity debate as part of the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrade and will hold a number of bilateral meetings with Serbian government and parliamentary leaders.

Liliane Maury Pasquier: ‘The digitisation of our societies goes to the very heart of democratic functioning'

14/10/2019 | President

“Increasing digitisation and certain aspects of artificial intelligence go to the very heart of democratic functioning, the rule of law and human rights in our societies,” said Liliane Maury Pasquier.

Syria: PACE President calls on Turkey to put an end to the military operation

12/10/2019 | President

It is with great concern that I am following the events related to Turkey's military intervention in northern Syria. This intervention entails risks of great tension and I regret the loss of human lives.

Council of Europe and OECD must 'work in concert' to build a democratic and prosperous future

10/10/2019 | President

The Council of Europe and the OECD must "work in concert" to offer the real prospect of a democratic and prosperous future, in the context of sustainable development, to their citizens, said Liliane Maury Pasquier.

President reacts to shooting in Halle, Germany

09/10/2019 | President

“I am shocked and saddened by the news of today's shooting in Halle,” said Liliane Maury Pasquier, reacting to reports that at least two people have died in an attack near a synagogue in the town.

Peace Day: PACE President invites us to take a personal stand against violence and inequality

21/09/2019 | President

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace – celebrated every year on 21 September – the PACE President took part in a panel discussion in London on “Take a Stand: Say no to Sexism and Harassment”.