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Combating disinformation, particularly in the context of elections

31/01/2020 | Session

PACE expressed its concern about the spread of disinformation campaigns aimed at shaping public opinion, trends of manipulation and foreign electoral interference process, and hate amplification on the internet and social media.

PACE lists steps needed to combat ‘organ transplant tourism’

31/01/2020 | Session

PACE has set out a series of steps to combat organ transplant tourism – including better traceability for donors and recipients, enforcing international referral systems and more work to tackle trafficking in general.

Towards a legally-binding Council of Europe treaty against trafficking in human tissues and cells

31/01/2020 | Session

PACE has called for “a legally binding Council of Europe instrument against trafficking in human tissues and cells, possibly in the form of an additional protocol to the Convention against trafficking in Human Organs”.

Repatriating children from conflict zones is ‘a humanitarian duty’

30/01/2020 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly expressed its concern about the situation of the children in Syria and Iraq whose parents, believed to be affiliated to ISIS/Daesh, are citizens of Council of Europe member States.

Azerbaijan has a political prisoners 'problem', says PACE, urging review of reported cases and wider reform

30/01/2020 | Session

“There can no longer be any doubt that Azerbaijan has a problem of political prisoners, and that this problem is due to structural and systemic causes,” the Parliamentary Assembly has declared.

Dunja Mijatović: 'The children of suspected ISIS fighters stranded in the camps of Northern Syria must be...

30/01/2020 | Session

“Letting the children of suspected ISIS fighters die in the camps of Northern Syria will not bring more security in Europe, or anywhere else. Repatriating these children is the only way forward,” the Commissioner said.

Combating human trafficking and disappearances of refugee children

30/01/2020 | Session

The Council of Europe should “do more to combat human trafficking and to ensure that its legal standards are adequate and implemented by all member States”, the Assembly declared during a joint debate.

PACE reviews progress of States under monitoring in 2019

30/01/2020 | Session

The Assembly welcomed the positive developments and the progress made during this period or expressed concern about remaining shortcomings in a number of countries “that undermine their democratic consolidation”.

Challenges, on procedural grounds, to the credentials of the Spanish, Moldovan and Russian delegations

29/01/2020 | Session

The Assembly’s Rules Committee has concluded that the credentials of three national delegations, challenged on procedural grounds at the opening of the session, should be ratified.

Ensuring non-discrimination in the workplace including on the grounds of religion or belief

29/01/2020 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly today reaffirmed that Council of Europe member States “had an obligation to ensure non-discrimination in the workplace including on the grounds of religion or belief”.

Igor Dodon: 'the Common Home remains a project that inspires and mobilises'

29/01/2020 | Session

“Despite the uncertainties, the European project of the Common Home remains a project that inspires and mobilises,” said Igor Dodon, President of the Republic of Moldova, addressing the Assembly today.

Council of Europe equipped to meet challenges of future, Secretary General tells PACE

29/01/2020 | Session

The Council of Europe must take a leading role in overcoming new challenges to human rights, democracy and the rule of law, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has told the Parliamentary Assembly.