12/09/2018 | President
“The sentencing of the former co-President of the pro-Kurdish HDP party Selahattin Demirtaş and former HDP parliamentarian Sırrı Süreyya Önder to several years’ imprisonment is of particular concern to me,“said Liliane Maury Pasquier.
24/08/2018 | President
Liliane Maury Pasquier will make an official visit to the Czech Republic on 27-28 August, during which she is due to meet the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, the President of the Senate and the Prime Minister.
14/08/2018 | President
Liliane Maury Pasquier expressed her relief at the release of Ilgar Mammadov, leader of the opposition civic movement ReAl in Azerbaijan, who had served more than five years in prison.
10/08/2018 | President
"The formal notification by the Turkish authorities to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on 8 August, is to be welcomed," PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier said today.
30/07/2018 | President
“It is high time for Europe to fight human trafficking and smuggling with more determination and much more effectively,” said PACE President. Vernon Coaker is preparing a report on concerted action on human trafficking.
20/07/2018 | President
Liliane Maury Pasquier, in a statement to mark the European Day for the Victims of Hate Crime (22 July), has urged political leaders to show 'zero tolerance' for hate speech and the stigmatising of individuals or groups.
29/06/2018 | President
Parliaments are precious places of exchange in these challenging times, says PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier in a statement to mark the first ever World Parliament Day tomorrow.
25/06/2018 | President
Liliane Maury Pasquier (Switzerland, SOC) has been elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Succeeding Michele Nicoletti, she becomes PACE’s 32nd President.
24/06/2018 | President
Reacting to an attack against a Roma community near Lviv, Ukraine, leaving one young man dead and several wounded, the President expressed his shock and dismay strongly condemning what appeared to be “a racist attack.”
22/06/2018 | President
Speaking during an exchange of views with the EU Council’s Working Party on co-operation with the OSCE and the Council of Europe, Michele Nicoletti appealed to member States to shoulder their responsibility for the future of European unity.
21/06/2018 | President
PACE President Michele Nicoletti today expressed his deep regret at the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council.
21/06/2018 | President
In his speech before the HELP conference, initially set up for the training of legal professionals, the President made a plea for the creation of academic networks to support key Council of Europe Conventions.