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Winter session 2018

the Presidents of Armenia and Austria, Prime Minister and Crown Princess of Denmark

Strasbourg, 22-26 January 2018

Adopting its final agenda at the opening of the 2018 Winter Session, the Assembly decided to hold an urgent debate on the Israeli–Palestinian peace process and the role of the Council of Europe, on Thursday morning, and a current affairs debate on the Turkish military intervention in Syria, on Wednesday afternoon.

The Presidents of Armenia and Austria, as well as the Prime Minister and the Crown Princess of Denmark, were among VIPs to address the winter session.

The Assembly also elected its President and a new Commissioner for Human Rights.

Key debates covered good football and modern sports governance, the humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine, the case for a basic citizenship income and the protection of regional and minority languages. Also discussed were the latest monitoring report on how far Bosnia and Herzegovina is meeting its Council of Europe obligations and commitments, as well as "periodic reviews" of the situation in Estonia, Greece, Hungary and Ireland.

The Foreign Minister of Denmark reported to the Assembly on the work of the Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe's executive body which he currently chairs, and responded to questions. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe presented his annual communication, and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights reported on his activities in 2017.

Meetings

Side events list

Reports and opinions

Monday 22 January 2018

Doc. 14472 (Report on credentials) Examination of credentials of representatives and substitutes Doc. 14455 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (13 October 2017-21 January 2018) Doc. 14455 Add. 1 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (22 January 2018) Doc. 14455 Add. 2 (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14455 Add. 3 (Progress report) Election of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Doc. 14471 (Communication) Activities of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly between the fourth part of the 2017 Ordinary Session and the first part of the 2018 Ordinary Session

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Doc. 14460 (Communication) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of Spain Doc. 14455 Add. 2 (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14444 (Communication) Election of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Doc. 14455 Add. 3 (Progress report) Election of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Doc. 14466 (Report) The protection and promotion of regional or minority languages in Europe Doc. 14462 (Report) The case for a basic citizenship income Doc. 14463 (Report) Humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Doc. 14464 (Report) Working towards a framework for modern sports governance Doc. 14464 Add. (Addendum to the report) Working towards a framework for modern sports governance Doc. 14452 (Report) Good football governance Doc. 14453 (Report) The case for drafting a European convention on the profession of lawyer Doc. 14465 (Report) The honouring of obligations and commitments by Bosnia and Herzegovina Doc. 14465 (Report) The honouring of obligations and commitments by Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thursday 25 January 2018

Doc. 14484 (Report) The Israeli-Palestinian peace process: the role of the Council of Europe Doc. 14461 (Report) Protecting children affected by armed conflicts Doc. 14450 Part 1 (Report) The progress of the Assembly's monitoring procedure (January-December 2017) and the periodic review of the honouring of obligations by Estonia, Greece, Hungary and Ireland Doc. 14450 Part 2 (EE) (Report) The progress of the Assembly's monitoring procedure (January-December 2017) and the periodic review of the honouring of obligations by Estonia, Greece, Hungary and Ireland Periodic review: Estonia Doc. 14450 Part 3 (GR) (Report) The progress of the Assembly's monitoring procedure (January-December 2017) and the periodic review of the honouring of obligations by Estonia, Greece, Hungary and Ireland Periodic review: Greece Doc. 14450 Part 4 (HU) (Report) The progress of the Assembly's monitoring procedure (January-December 2017) and the periodic review of the honouring of obligations by Estonia, Greece, Hungary and Ireland Periodic review: Hungary Doc. 14450 Part 5 (IE) (Report) The progress of the Assembly's monitoring procedure (January-­December 2017) and the periodic review of the honouring of obligations by Estonia, Greece, Hungary and Ireland Periodic review: Ireland Doc. 14475 (Report) Challenge on procedural grounds of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of Andorra Doc. 14481 (Committee Opinion) Challenge on procedural grounds of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of Andorra

Friday 26 January 2018

Doc. 14443 (Report) Jurisdictional immunity of international organisations and rights of their staff Doc. 14487 (Committee Opinion) Jurisdictional immunity of international organisations and rights of their staff Doc. 14454 (Report) Strengthening international regulations against trade in goods used for torture and the death penalty Doc. 14455 Add. 4 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (26 January 2018)

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Date Lists
Monday 22 January 1 2
Tuesday 23 January 1 2 3 4
Wednesday 24 January 1 2 3 4 5 6
Thursday 25 January 1 2 3 4
Friday 26 January 1 2 3

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