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Summer session 2016

Greek and Estonian Prime Ministers address PACE

Strasbourg, 20-24 June 2016

Addresses by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas were among the highlights of the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) which took place in Strasbourg on 20-24 June 2016.

Topics for debate included the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey, refugees at risk in Greece, violence against migrants, fighting the over-sexualisation of children, transparency and openness in European institutions, and promoting equality and putting an end to gender-based violence among women in the armed forces.

Wednesday also saw a current affairs debate with the title: "Reaffirming the role of the Assembly as a pan-European forum for inter-parliamentary dialogue and co-operation".

Estonian Foreign Minister and Committee of Ministers Chairperson Marina Kaljurand presented the activities of the Council of Europe's ministerial body and answered questions from parliamentarians. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland also took questions from PACE members.

The Assembly elected a judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the United Kingdom.

On the first day of the session, PACE President Pedro Agramunt launched a Europe-wide iniative to encourage a response to terrorism founded on the theme of #NoHateNoFear.

Meetings

Side events list

Reports and opinions

Monday 20 June 2016

Doc. 14087 (Report on credentials) Examination of credentials of representatives and substitutes Doc. 14086 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (22 April-19 June 2016) Doc. 14086 Addendum I (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (20 June 2016) Doc. 14086 Addendum II (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14086 Addendum III (Progress report) Ad hoc committee of the Bureau on the situation of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Greece Report on the visit to Athens and Lesvos (30-31 May 2016) Doc. 14088 (Communication) Activities of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly between the second and the third part of the 2016 Ordinary session

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Doc. 14050 (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 the United Kingdom Doc. 14086 Addendum II (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14082 (Report) Refugees at risk in Greece Doc. 14082 Add (Addendum to the report) Refugees at risk in Greece Doc. 14086 Addendum III (Progress report) Ad hoc committee of the Bureau on the situation of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Greece Report on the visit to Athens and Lesvos (30-31 May 2016) Doc. 14080 (Report) Fighting the over-sexualisation of children Doc. 14073 (Report) Women in the armed forces: promoting equality, putting an end to gender-based violence

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Doc. 14078 (Report) The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey Doc. 14078 Add. (Addendum to the report) The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey Doc. 14078 (Report) The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey Doc. 14078 Add. (Addendum to the report) The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey Doc. 14079 (Report) Administrative detention

Thursday 23 June 2016

Doc. 14070 (Report) Culture and democracy Doc. 14069 (Report) Educational and cultural networks of communities living abroad Doc. 14084 (Committee Opinion) Educational and cultural networks of communities living abroad Doc. 14077 (Report) The nature of the mandate of members of the Parliamentary Assembly Doc. 14076 (Report) Parliamentary immunity: challenges to the scope of the privileges and immunities enjoyed by members of the Parliamentary Assembly Doc. 14075 (Report) Transparency and openness in European institutions Doc. 14096 (Committee Opinion) Transparency and openness in European institutions

Friday 24 June 2016

Doc. 14066 (Report) Violence against migrants Doc. 14086 Addendum IV (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (24 June 2016) Doc. 14081 (Report) Road safety in Europe as a public health priority

Speakers list

Date Lists
Monday 20 June 1 2 3
Tuesday 21 June 1 2 3 4
Wednesday 22 June 1 2 3 4 5
Thursday 23 June 1 2 3
Friday 24 June 1 2

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