Unaccompanied migrant children: a call for child-friendly age assessment procedures

UNICEF reports that some 170,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2015-2016, often having no identity documents. In order to offer them protection and assistance, it is necessary to determine their age. More

Autumn session: Czech and Ukrainian Presidents to address PACE, Václav Havel Prize awarded

At its autumn session the Assembly is due to hear addresses by the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. It will also debate a call for a Council of Europe Summit. More

Rapporteur on banning trade in torture goods encourages pan-European support for EU initiative

Vusal Huseynov, rapporteur on strengthening international regulations against trade in goods used for torture and the death penalty, welcomed the launch at the United Nations of the ‘Alliance for Torture-Free Trade’. More

Cross-border parental responsibility conflicts: a call for simpler and less costly procedures

The PACE Social Affairs Committee today called on European governments to make the enforcement of parental responsibility decisions abroad “simpler, speedier and less costly”. More

Tuberculosis: measures needed to avoid 2.1 million deaths in Europe

“Drug-resistant tuberculosis is one of the gravest risks requiring attention. Its rates in Europe are growing faster than in any other world region,” said Serhii Kiral, rapporteur on 'Inquiry into growing antimicrobial resistance'. More

Statement by PACE monitors, ending their visit to Azerbaijan

Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, co-rapporteurs of PACE for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, made the following statement at the end of their fact-finding visit to the country. More

Call for a ban on ‘sex-normalising’ surgery for intersex children

A committee has called for a ban on any medically unnecessary "sex-normalising" surgery, as well as sterilisation and other treatments on intersex children without their informed consent.  More

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