The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) met in Paris on Friday 16 March 2018. After an opening address by PACE President Michele Nicoletti, the parliamentarians held an exchange of views with the President of the European Court of Human Rights, Guido Raimondi.
The agenda included debates on gender equality and child maintenance, as well as on the Modification of the Assembly's Rules of Procedure: the impact of the budgetary crisis upon the list of working languages of the Assembly.
(*) The Standing Committee, which acts on the Assembly's behalf between plenary sessions, is made up of the President and Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, the chairpersons of political groups, the chairpersons of national delegations and the committee chairpersons, totalling some 60 parliamentarians from the Council of Europe's 47 member States.
The Standing Committee meeting, which was open to the press, was held on Friday 16 March from 9 am to 12 noon at the Assemblée nationale (Salle Lamartine), 101 rue de l'Université, Paris 7ème (Metro station: Invalides/Assemblée nationale).