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ECHR judgment in the case Kavala v. Türkiye: joint statement by Council of Europe leaders

11/07/2022 | President

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers Simon Coveney, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Tiny Kox, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić have made the following...

PACE President, ending visit to Germany, highlights ‘urgent need’ to strengthen the Council of Europe

11/07/2022 | President

Tiny Kox, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), paid an official visit to Germany on 6-8 July 2022, where he held in-depth discussions on the urgent need to strengthen the role of the Council of Europe as the continent’s reference organisation for promoting...

PACE President reacts to wave of Russian strikes against civilians in Ukraine

28/06/2022 | President

"I am horrified by the recent wave of Russian air and missile strikes on civilian infrastructure and residential buildings in Ukraine, which has already resulted in dozens of innocent people killed and hundreds injured," said Tiny Kox, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...

PACE President reacts to attack in Oslo

25/06/2022 | President

“I am shocked by last night’s terrible attack in Oslo – which seems to have specifically targeted the LGBTI community,” said the PACE President Tiny Kox. “My thoughts are with the families of the victims, and all those affected, as well as those who were looking forward to a peaceful Pride Parade...

PACE President urges members not to get used to the war in Ukraine

20/06/2022 | President

In his opening speech of the PACE summer session, President Tiny Kox invited members to hold a minute of silence for all the victims of the war in Ukraine, urging them to help end the suffering of the Ukrainian people and to continue showing solidarity. “This horrible war should never become a...

PACE President Tiny Kox congratulates Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada on its vote to ratify the Istanbul Convention

20/06/2022 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

“Today the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted by an overwhelming majority to deposit the instrument of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention,” said PACE President Tiny Kox. “This is a...

PACE President on 100th day of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine: stop the war, restore peace, let...

03/06/2022 | President

In a statement on the 100th day of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, PACE President Tiny Kox has again called on the Russian authorities to immediately bring the war to an end, and issued a strong appeal for the restoration of peace with justice. “By this blatant violation of...

PACE President calls for a summit to renew, improve and reinforce the Council of Europe

20/05/2022 | President

In his speech at today’s Committee of Ministers session in Turin, PACE President Tiny Kox called for a Summit of Heads of State and Government to renew, improve and reinforce the Council of Europe. "This summit should lead to a Council of Europe with new competencies and better equipped to...

Tiny Kox: ‘Confronted by barbarism, let us stand united in defence of European principles and ideals’

09/05/2022 | President

On the occasion of Europe Day, Tiny Kox, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), made the following statement: “At a moment when our continent is experiencing the 21st century’s darkest episode, it is more necessary than ever to pay tribute to the great minds...

‘We need to secure everyone’s right to access culture’, PACE President says in Rome

09/05/2022 | President

“We need to secure everyone’s right to access culture. This is a pre-condition for ensuring democratic citizenship and citizen participation in community life and policy-making. This is also a pre-condition for everyone to develop as an individual and freely develop her or his cultural identity...

PACE President expresses shock at Kavala sentence and calls for his release without delay

26/04/2022 | President

Reacting to yesterday’s conviction of Osman Kavala to an aggravated life sentence, Tiny Kox, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), made the following statement: “I am deeply disappointed by the life sentence handed to Osman Kavala yesterday by an Istanbul...

PACE President urges members to help restore peace in Ukraine

25/04/2022 | President

At the opening of the PACE spring session in Strasbourg, President Tiny Kox urged members to help restore peace in Ukraine and the entire continent, and to assist Council of Europe member State Ukraine “to regain its national sovereignty and territorial integrity and rebuild its society, which is...