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For unlimited access to member States by human rights monitoring bodies

10/10/2018 | Session

PACE today recalled the obligation of member States to “co-operate fully and in good faith” with human rights monitoring mechanisms, including those of the Council of Europe and the United Nations.

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

10/10/2018 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly today held a current affairs debate on “The future of the Council of Europe”, opened by Ioanneta Kavvadia (Greece, UEL). 23 speakers took the floor in the debate.

Tunisian Foreign Minister thanks Council of Europe for its support

09/10/2018 | Session

Addressing the Assembly, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui has paid tribute to the Council of Europe for the precious support it has given to Tunisia during its period of democratic transition.

PACE refers the reform of its rules concerning credentials and voting back to committee

09/10/2018 | Session

At the end of a debate on strengthening the decision-making process of the Assembly concerning credentials and voting, PACE decided to refer the draft resolution contained in the report by Petra de Sutter back to its Rules Committee.

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.