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Spring Session 2014

PACE discusses situation in Ukraine, reconsiders Russian credentials

Strasbourg, 7-11 April 2014

At its Spring session in Strasbourg on 7-11 April the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) will debate a request to reconsider the already ratified credentials of the delegation of the Russian Federation on substantive grounds (under Rule 9.1.a of the Rules of Procedure) and is likely to hold an urgent debate on threats to the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine (*).

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk will not address the Assembly as originally foreseen.

Other highlights on the draft agenda include an address by the President of Austria and a decision on granting partner for democracy status to the Kyrgyz Parliament, as well as a report on prostitution, trafficking and modern slavery in Europe.

The Assembly will also discuss the annual activity report by the Commissioner for Human Rights and hold a debate on user protection and security in cyberspace as well as the right to Internet access.

Meetings

Side events list

Reports and opinions

Monday 07 April 2014

Doc. 13472 (Report on credentials) Examination of credentials of representatives and substitutes Doc. 13470 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly's Bureau and Standing Committee (31 January – 6 April 2014) Doc. 13470 Addendum I (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly's Bureau and Standing Committee (7 April 2014) Doc. 13473 (Communication) President’s activities between the first the second part of the 2014 Ordinary session

Tuesday 08 April 2014

Doc. 13446 (Report) Prostitution, trafficking and modern slavery in Europe Doc. 13461 (Report) Request for Partner for Democracy status with the Parliamentary Assembly submitted by the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic Doc. 13477 (Committee Opinion) Request for Partner for Democracy status with the Parliamentary Assembly submitted by the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic Doc. 13476 (Committee Opinion) Request for Partner for Democracy status with the Parliamentary Assembly submitted by the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic Doc. 13445 (Report) The situation and rights of traditional national minorities in Europe

Wednesday 09 April 2014

Doc. 13451 (Report) Improving user protection and security in cyberspace Doc. 13481 (Committee Opinion) Improving user protection and security in cyberspace Doc. 13434 (Report) The right to Internet access Doc. 13465 (Committee Opinion) The right to Internet access Doc. 13482 (Report) Recent developments in Ukraine: threats to the functioning of democratic institutions Doc. 13482 (Report) Recent developments in Ukraine: threats to the functioning of democratic institutions Doc. 13392 (Report) Access to nationality and the effective implementation of the European Convention on Nationality Doc. 13438 (Committee Opinion) Access to nationality and the effective implementation of the European Convention on Nationality

Thursday 10 April 2014

Doc. 13483 (Report) Reconsideration on substantive grounds of the previously ratified credentials of the Russian delegation Doc. 13488 (Committee Opinion) Reconsideration on substantive grounds of the previously ratified credentials of the Russian delegation Doc. 13435 (Report) Urgent need to deal with new failures to co-operate with the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 13441 (Report) The protection of minors against excesses of sects Doc. 13467 (Committee Opinion) The protection of minors against excesses of sects Doc. 13456 (Report) Decent work for all

Friday 11 April 2014

Doc. 13462 (Report) Refugees and the right to work Doc. 13458 (Report) Ending child poverty in Europe