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Spring session 2018

state of emergency, hybrid war, corruption, editorial integrity

Strasbourg, 23-27 April 2018

Adopting its final agenda, the Assembly decided to hold urgent debates on the "Follow-up to the report of the Independent Investigation Body on the allegations of corruption within the Parliamentary Assembly" and on the "Copenhagen Declaration, appreciation and follow-up". The parliamentarians decided also to hold a current affairs debate on "Europe's role in peace-making initiatives in Syria".

During its plenary session, the Assembly also looked at states of emergency and derogations from the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as fighting organised crime through the confiscation of illegal assets, the funding of the terrorist group Daesh, and the legal challenges and human rights obligations of hybrid war. A joint debate addressed the issues of protecting editorial integrity and the status of journalists.

The Council of Europe's role in Libya and a report on the humanitarian needs of internally displaced persons were also on the agenda, as was a report on climate change and implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The Foreign Minister of "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" addressed the Assembly and answered questions. PACE members also held an exchange of views with the Secretary General of the Organisation and the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers.

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Monday 23 April 2018

Doc. 14532 (Report on credentials) Examination of credentials of representatives and substitutes Doc. 14529 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (26 January-21 April 2018) Doc. 14529 Add. 1 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (22-23 April 2018) Doc. 14529 Add. 2 (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14533 (Communication) Activities of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly between the first and the second part of the 2018 Ordinary Session

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Doc. 14514 (Communication) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of Montenegro Doc. 14529 Add. 2 (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14506 (Report) State of emergency: proportionality issues concerning derogations under Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights Doc. 14521 (Report) Climate change and implementation of the Paris Agreement Doc. 14510 (Report) Funding of the terrorist group Daesh: lessons learned

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Doc. 14526 (Report) The protection of editorial integrity Doc. 14505 (Report) The status of journalists in Europe Doc. 14535 (Committee Opinion) The status of journalists in Europe Doc. 14519 (Report) The situation in Libya: prospects and role of the Council of Europe Doc. 14534 (Committee Opinion) The situation in Libya: prospects and role of the Council of Europe Doc. 14527 (Report) Humanitarian needs and rights of internally displaced persons in Europe

Thursday 26 April 2018

Doc. 14540 (Report) Follow-up to the report of the Independent Investigation Body on the allegations of corruption within the Parliamentary Assembly Doc. 14543 (Committee Opinion) Follow-up to the report of the Independent Investigation Body on the allegations of corruption within the Parliamentary Assembly Doc. 14516 (Report) Fighting organised crime by facilitating the confiscation of illegal assets Doc. 14523 (Report) Legal challenges related to hybrid war and human rights obligations Doc. 14536 (Committee Opinion) Legal challenges related to hybrid war and human rights obligations Doc. 14539 (Report) Copenhagen Declaration, appreciation and follow-up

Friday 27 April 2018

Doc. 14525 (Report) Drug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe Doc. 14524 (Report) Integration, empowerment and protection of migrant children through compulsory education Doc. 14529 Add. 3 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (27 April 2018)

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Tuesday 24 April 1 2 3 4 5
Wednesday 25 April 1 2 3 4
Thursday 26 April 1 2 3 4 5
Friday 27 April 1 2

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