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‘Pursuing a constructive dialogue between the Committee of Ministers and the Assembly’

10/10/2018 | Session

“The Committee of Ministers is determined to pursue a constructive dialogue and close co-operation with the Assembly. It is by joining forces that we will be able to address current challenges,” said Marija Pejčinović Burić today.

PACE suggests ways to prevent radicalisation

10/10/2018 | Session

PACE has urged member states to fight radicalisation by putting an end to any foreign funding of Islam which is proved to be used for the purpose of “national political expansion into other States under the guise of Islam”.

It’s time to end discrimination against rainbow families

10/10/2018 | Session

The Assembly has called for the elimination of all unjustified differences in treatment in the field of private and family life based on grounds of sexual orientation. States should “work vigorously” to combat prejudice.

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.