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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”.

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.