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President relieved at the release of Mr Mammadov, calls to free all other persons detained because of their...

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.

PACE President welcomes the end of the Turkish derogation in time of emergency under Article 15 of the ECHR

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.

Call for greater determination in tackling human trafficking

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.

President urges political leaders to show zero tolerance for hate speech

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.

First ever World Parliament Day: statement by PACE President

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.

Liliane Maury Pasquier elected PACE President

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.

President condemns attack against a Roma community in Ukraine

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.”

President urges member States to ‘shoulder their responsibility’ for European unity

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.

President’s statement on the withdrawal of the United States from the UN Human Rights Council

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.

Academic networks as ambassadors of Council of Europe values

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.

President welcomes agreement between Athens and Skopje over ‘name issue’

13/06/2018 | President

PACE President Michele Nicoletti has welcomed the agreement reached between the authorities in Athens and Skopje over the “name issue” which has divided the two countries for many years.

President Nicoletti praises excellent co-operation between PACE and Greece

23/05/2018 | President

Ending an official visit to Greece, PACE President Michele Nicoletti praised the excellent co-operation existing between the Council of Europe and Greece, especially at the parliamentary level.