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Summer session 2018

Croatian and Slovak Prime Ministers, Croatian and Luxembourg Foreign Ministers addressed PACE

Strasbourg, 25-29 June 2018

PACE elected its new President at its summer session in Strasbourg (25-29 June 2018). VIPs addressing members included the Croatian and Slovak Prime Ministers as well as the Luxembourg Foreign Minister. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia, presented the communication from the Committee of Ministers. An exchange of views with the organisation's Secretary General was also scheduled.

Among the items on the agenda was the protection of human rights defenders as well as new restrictions on NGO activities in member states.

The Assembly discussed the humanitarian situation of refugees in the countries neighbouring Syria and held a joint debate on the extra-territorial processing of asylum claims and the creation of safe refugee shelters abroad as well as the human rights impact of the external dimension of EU asylum and migration policy, with the participation of Dimitrios Vitsas, Minister of Immigration Policy of Greece.

Forced marriage in Europe and the balance between the best interest of the child and the need to keep families together were also scheduled for debate.

Also on the agenda were the persecution of LGBTI people in the Chechen Republic, the deliberate destruction and illegal trafficking of cultural heritage, and women in the economy.

An urgent debate was been requested on "Threats to the health and life of Ukrainian prisoners in the Russian Federation and occupied Crimea".

Meetings

Side events list

Reports and opinions

Monday 25 June 2018

Doc. 14581 (Report on credentials) Examination of credentials of representatives and substitutes Doc. 14579 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (27 April-24 June 2018) Doc. 14579 Add. 1 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (25 June 2018) Doc. 14579 Add. 2 (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14582 (Communication) Activities of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly between the second and the third part of the 2018 Ordinary session Doc. 14584 (Election observation report) Observation of the early presidential election in Azerbaijan (11 April 2018) Doc. 14578 (Parliamentary questions) Parliamentary question to the Chairperson-in-Office of the Committee of Ministers

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Doc. 14562 (Communication) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of San Marino Doc. 14579 Add. 2 (Progress report) Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights Doc. 14569 (Report) The humanitarian situation of refugees in the countries neighbouring Syria Doc. 14567 (Report) Protecting human rights defenders in Council of Europe member States

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Doc. 14570 (Report) New restrictions on NGO activities in Council of Europe member States Doc. 14571 (Report) Extra-territorial processing of asylum claims and the creation of safe refugee shelters abroad Doc. 14585 (Committee Opinion) Extra-territorial processing of asylum claims and the creation of safe refugee shelters abroad Doc. 14575 (Report) Human rights impact of the “external dimension” of European Union asylum and migration policy: out of sight, out of rights? Doc. 14586 (Report) International obligations of Council of Europe member States: to protect life at sea Doc. 14572 (Report) Persecution of LGBTI people in the Chechen Republic (Russian Federation)

Thursday 28 June 2018

Doc. 14591 (Report) Ukrainian citizens detained as political prisoners by the Russian Federation Doc. 14568 (Report) Striking a balance between the best interest of the child and the need to keep families together Doc. 14574 (Report) Forced marriage in Europe Doc. 14592 (Committee Opinion) Forced marriage in Europe Doc. 14593 (Committee Opinion) Forced marriage in Europe

Friday 29 June 2018

Doc. 14566 (Report) Deliberate destruction and illegal trafficking of cultural heritage Doc. 14579 Add. 3 (Progress report) Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (29 June 2018) Doc. 14573 (Report) Empowering women in the economy

Speakers list

Date Lists
Monday 25 June 1 2
Tuesday 26 June 1 2 3 4 5
Wednesday 27 June 1 2 3 4
Thursday 28 June 1 2 3 4
Friday 29 June 1 2

Plenary session video recordings

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Summer Session 2018