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PACE elects Arnfinn Bårdsen judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Norway

09/10/2018 | Session

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Arnfinn Bårdsen as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Norway. Mr Bårdsen obtained an absolute majority of votes cast.

PACE elects Darian Pavli judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Albania

09/10/2018 | Session

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Darian Pavli as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Albania. Mr Pavli obtained an absolute majority of votes cast.

The rights of Palestinian minors in the Israeli justice system must be protected

09/10/2018 | Session

The Israeli authorities must work with UNICEF, the International Committee of the Red Cross and civil society to change laws, practice and attitudes so as to fully protect the rights of Palestinian minors in the Israeli justice system.

Current affairs debate on “The future of the Council of Europe”

08/10/2018 | Session

Adopting its agenda, the Assembly decided to hold a current affairs debate on “The future of the Council of Europe”. The strengthening of PACE decision-making process concerning credentials and voting will also be discussed.

Possible changes to PACE’s Rules of Procedure dominate autumn session

08/10/2018 | Session

“The debate on possible changes to our Rules of Procedure will dominate the Session. The question is whether our rules enable our Assembly to perform its functions effectively or if they need to be adapted,” the President said.

PACE reviews the work of its subsidiary bodies since last session

08/10/2018 | Session

The debate on the progress report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly, presented by Rósa Björk Brynjólfsdóttir today, has covered the following themes:

Autumn session: decision-making process concerning credentials and voting

01/10/2018 | Session

At its autumn session in Strasbourg (8-12 October 2018), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is due to discuss the strengthening of its decision-making process concerning credentials and voting.

A plan for curbing the deliberate destruction or illegal trafficking of cultural heritage

02/07/2018 | Session

PACE has spelled out a series of steps member States can take to stop the illegal trafficking or – worse – the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage objects, including in architecturally sensitive combat zones.

Promoting women's empowerment in the economy

29/06/2018 | Session

PACE has invited member States to take a series of measures to promote the empowerment of women in the economy, whether they are women employees, in management positions, entrepreneurs, or as regards education and awareness raising.

Call for the release of all Ukrainians detained in the Russian Federation and in Crimea on “politically...

28/06/2018 | Session

As many as 70 Ukrainian citizens widely considered to be political prisoners are still detained in Crimea or the Russian Federation on politically motivated or fabricated charges. The Assembly called for their release.

The future of the Council of Europe depends on respect for its underlying precept – “effective...

28/06/2018 | Session

For the future of the Council of Europe to be secured, we must respect its underlying precept of effective multilateralism, in other words the process of seeking solutions together with due regard for international law, said Jean Asselborn.

PACE spells out strict conditions for removing a child from the family as a ‘last resort’

28/06/2018 | Session

Social welfare decisions to remove children from the family should be "a last resort", only for the necessary period of time, and be a proportionate response to a "real risk of actual and serious harm", PACE has said.