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Right to a healthy environment: reducing inequalities, protecting the rights of climate migrants and...

29/09/2021 | Session

Adopting a resolution today in Strasbourg, based on a report by Edite Estrela (Portugal, SOC), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said that access to the fundamental right to a safe, clean and healthy environment was unequally shared between regions, countries and...

PACE sets out steps to address the humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan...

28/09/2021 | Session

Following the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan / Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, PACE has set out a series of recommendations to both countries to address the humanitarian consequences in the short and long term, and move towards a process of peace and reconciliation. Approving a...

EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides: collaboration and solidarity are the keys to a healthier future...

28/09/2021 | Session

European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides, speaking to PACE today, outlined an EU programme to make Europe “healthier, more inclusive, more resilient and more sustainable”, stressing that collaboration and solidarity were the keys to overcoming future challenges. The...

Socio-economic inequalities in Europe: PACE calls for restoring social trust by strengthening social rights

28/09/2021 | Session

Europe’s prosperity has been seemingly growing for decades but disparities have kept widening between and within countries. These inequalities not only negatively affect individuals and communities, but “also restrain overall economic development, undermine social justice, and hurt the...

PACE elects Katerina Šimáčková judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Czech Republic

28/09/2021 | Session

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Katerina Šimáčková as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Czech Republic. Mrs Šimáčková, having obtained an absolute majority of votes cast, is elected judge of the European Court of Human Rights for a...

PACE elects Diana Scobioală judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Republic of Moldova

28/09/2021 | Session

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Diana Scobioală as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Republic of Moldova. Mrs Scobioală, having obtained an absolute majority of votes cast, is elected judge of the European Court of Human Rights for a...

PACE elects Mikhail Borisovich Lobov judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Russian...

28/09/2021 | Session

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Mikhail Borisovich Lobov as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Russian Federation. Mr Lobov, having obtained an absolute majority of votes cast, is elected judge of the European Court of Human Rights for...

Strengthening the fight against so-called ‘honour’ crimes

28/09/2021 | Session

In a plenary debate, PACE strongly condemned so-called “honour” crimes which can take the form of murder, sequestration, abduction, torture, mutilation, burning, forced suicide, forced marriage, or conversion therapy. In a resolution adopted today, on the basis of the report by Beatrice Fresko...

Secretary General tells PACE: implementing ECtHR’s judgments is a non-negotiable obligation

28/09/2021 | Session

In her regular dialogue with the PACE, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić underlined the vital importance of Council of Europe member states fully implementing the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. This is a non-negotiable obligation, essential for upholding the system of...

Promoting equal representation of women and men in the Assembly

28/09/2021 | Session

The PACE decided today to amend its Rules of Procedure, in order to encourage national delegations to promote equal representation of women and men in the Assembly, with a view to achieving a minimum participation threshold of 40% for each sex. In a resolution adopted on the basis of the report...

Hungarian Foreign Minister presents the work of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers

28/09/2021 | Session

The situation in Afghanistan, access to Covid vaccines, national minority rights, the persecution of Christian communities worldwide, and promoting family values online were among topics raised by Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó, presenting the Communication from the Committee of...

PACE President: 'to lead or not to lead – that is the question'

27/09/2021 | Session

In his opening speech, PACE President Rik Daems referred to the emergence of a new generation of rights, such as the right to know the truth, the right to privacy, or the right to be equal, and urged the Assembly to address these extremely important issues in a holistic and thematic way. He...