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Spring Session 2015

Mass surveillance; drones and targeted killings

Strasbourg, 20-24 April 2015

Debates on mass surveillance practices and on drones and targeted killings: the need to uphold human rights and international law were among the highlights of the Spring Session 2015 (Strasbourg, 20-24 April).

The Assembly also debated the reform of football governance, the humanitarian consequences of the actions of the terrorist group called "Islamic State" and discrimination against transgender people in Europe.

Didier Reynders, Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of Belgium, presented the communication from the Committee of Ministers in the framework of the Belgian Chairmanship and Nils Muiznieks, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner, presented his Annual activity report 2014.

Meetings

Side events list

Reports and opinions

Monday 20 April 2015

Doc. 13755 (Report on credentials) Examination of credentials of representatives and substitutes Doc. 13750 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (30 January – 19 April 2015) Doc. 13750 Addendum I (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly's Bureau and Standing Committee (20 April 2015) Doc. 13750 Addendum II (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 13754 (Communication) Activities of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe between the first and the second part of the 2015 Ordinary session

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Doc. 13721 (Communication) Election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights{In accordance with Article 22 of the European Convention on Human Rights.} List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of Andorra Doc. 13726 (Communication) Election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights{In accordance with Article 22 of the European Convention on Human Rights.} List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of Austria Doc. 13729 (Communication) Election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights{In accordance with Article 22 of the European Convention on Human Rights.} List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of Finland Doc. 13725 (Communication) Election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights{In accordance with Article 22 of the European Convention on Human Rights.} List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of Ireland Doc. 13718 (Communication) Election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights{In accordance with Article 22 of the European Convention on Human Rights.} List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of Liechtenstein Doc. 13734 (Report) Mass surveillance Doc. 13748 (Committee Opinion) Mass surveillance Doc. 13743 (Report) Budget and priorities of the Council of Europe for the biennium 2016-2017 Doc. 13744 (Report) Expenditure of the Parliamentary Assembly for the biennium 2016-2017 Doc. 13741 (Report) Humanitarian consequences of the actions of the terrorist group known as “Islamic State”

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Doc. 13730 (Report) Social services in Europe: legislation and practice of the removal of children from their families in Council of Europe member States Doc. 13760 (Committee Opinion) Social services in Europe: legislation and practice of the removal of children from their families in Council of Europe member States Doc. 13742 (Report) Discrimination against transgender people in Europe

Thursday 23 April 2015

Doc. 13763 (Report) Draft Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism Doc. 13753 (Request for an opinion) Draft Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism Doc. 13764 (Report) The human tragedy in the Mediterranean: immediate action needed Doc. 13731 (Report) Drones and targeted killings: the need to uphold human rights and international law Doc. 13739 (Report) Post-monitoring dialogue with Monaco Doc. 13738 (Report) The reform of football governance

Friday 24 April 2015

Doc. 13740 (Report) Equality and non-discrimination in the access to justice Doc. 13719 (Report) The effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights: the Brighton Declaration and beyond Doc. 13719 Add. (Addendum to the report) The effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights: the Brighton Declaration and beyond Doc. 13750 Addendum III (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (24 April 2015)