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2018 Europe Prize is awarded to the Ukrainian town of Ivano-Frankivsk

24/04/2018 | Session

The 2018 Europe Prize – awarded each year by the Parliamentary Assembly to the town most active in promoting the European ideal – has been awarded to Ivano-Frankivsk in Ukraine.

States that derogate from the Convention must exercise ‘caution and restraint’

24/04/2018 | Session

States may take preventive measures to protect the interests of society in time of war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation. Without appropriate guarantees, however, such measures create serious risks for democracy.

PACE elects Ivana Jelić judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Montenegro

24/04/2018 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly today elected Ivana Jelić as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Montenegro. Ms Jelić is elected a judge for a term of office of nine years.

PACE spells out national steps to reduce climate change

24/04/2018 | Session

PACE has issued a strong call for national measures to cut global warming emissions through the Paris climate change agreement – and for Council of Europe countries to take the lead.

States must work together to stop terrorist funding

24/04/2018 | Session

The Assembly has urged European countries to co-operate more closely to stop Daesh and other terrorist groups from accessing funding. It urged states to carry out cross-border law enforcement operations and share intelligence.

'PACE is not a battlefield', says PACE President calling for conflict prevention and settlement through law

23/04/2018 | Session

“Our Assembly is not a battlefield to confront national agendas. On the contrary, it is a place where bridges between peoples and governments are built and where parliamentarians defend the common good".

PACE reviews the work of its subsidiary bodies since last session

23/04/2018 | Session

The debate on the progress report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly, presented by Liliane Maury Pasquier today, has covered the following themes:

Free debate on current issues

23/04/2018 | Session

Some 23 members of the Parliamentary Assembly spoke today in the so-called “free debate”, which allows parliamentarians to speak on current issues not already included on the session agenda.

Spring session: states of emergency, hybrid war, editorial integrity, corruption

21/03/2018 | Session

At its spring session (Strasbourg, 23-27 April), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will look at states of emergency and derogations from the European Convention on Human Rights.

Protecting rights of staff in international organisations

26/01/2018 | Session

In adopting a resolution today, based on a report by Volker Ullrich, PACE recommended to introduce, in the international organisations, “reasonable alternative means of legally protecting” the rights of staff.

Free debate on current issues

26/01/2018 | Session

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held this morning a free debate on current issues not included in the session agenda. Twenty parliamentarians took the floor.

PACE calls for ban on trade in items used in executions or torture

26/01/2018 | Session

PACE has called for a ban on trade in items used in executions or torture – urging all 47 Council of Europe member States to apply the approach of the EU, which bans some items and operates a case-by-case licensing system for others.