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President Liliane Maury Pasquier’s New Year wishes for 2019

31/12/2018 | President

On this New Year’s Eve 2019, I would like to wish all European citizens and the authorities of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe peace and good health. This year will be particularly symbolic for the Council of Europe.

President conveys her condolences and support to the French people

12/12/2018 | President

Following the deadly attack on the outskirts of Strasbourg's Christmas market, Liliane Maury Pasquier has conveyed her condolences to the Speakers of the two chambers of the French Parliament and the Mayor of Strasbourg.

PACE President reflects on 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10/12/2018 | President

On 10 December 1948, the 58 member states that constituted the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It has notably inspired the European Convention on Human Rights.

President calls for ‘a new momentum’ for achieving gender equality, cites good practice

10/12/2018 | President

Achieving genuine gender equality in practice is “both necessary and possible” and is a matter of political will, Parliamentary Assembly President Liliane Maury Pasquier has told a conference in Tallinn.

Liliane Maury Pasquier pays tribute to Ludmilla Alexeeva

08/12/2018 | President

Liliane Maury Pasquier, today paid tribute to Ludmilla Alexeeva, a long-time Russian human rights defender and winner of the 2015 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize Václav Havel, who died in Moscow today.

On Anti-corruption Day, President underlines role of parliamentarians in stamping out corruption

07/12/2018 | President

Liliane Maury Pasquier urges parliamentarians and the authorities of all Council of Europe member States “to redouble their efforts to stamp out this world scourge” in a statement to mark International Anti-Corruption Day.

PACE President visits Portugal and Estonia

05/12/2018 | President

Liliane Maury Pasquier, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), is to undertake working visits to Portugal (6-8 December) and Estonia (9-10 December).

Concern over escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine in the Azov Sea

26/11/2018 | President

“I am greatly concerned by the events on Sunday in which force was used and people were injured in the seizure of Ukrainian vessels in the Azov Sea,” Parliamentary Assembly President Liliane Maury Pasquier said.

PACE President called on Turkey to swiftly implement the ECtHR's judgment and release Selahattin Demirtaş

22/11/2018 | President

Recalling the Court's findings that the extensions of Mr Demirtaş’ detention 'had pursued the predominant purpose of limiting freedom of political debate,' PACE President hoped for the speedy implementation of the judgment.

President urges a ‘cultural shift’ over violence against women

20/11/2018 | President

Speaking at the World Forum for Democracy, PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier has urged a “cultural shift” over sexist violence in society, including by addressing sexist stereotypes and clichés.

PACE President opens Dubrovnik conference with appeal to shared values

06/11/2018 | President

At the opening of a conference aimed at promoting democratic security in the Mediterranean, Liliane Maury Pasquier appealed to the shared universal values which have historically linked the countries around the Mediterranean.

Launch of the IPU-PACE study on Sexism against women in parliaments

22/10/2018 | President

Liliane Maury Pasquier will participate on 16 October in Geneva in the launch of the IPU-PACE study on “Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments”, alongside the President of the IPU.