Spring Session: state of emergency, hybrid war, corruption, editorial integrity

On the occasion of its Spring session (23-27 April), PACE will examine the state of emergency and proportionality issues relating to the derogation provided for in Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights. More

Protecting editorial integrity and independence of the media

Several challenges to the editorial integrity and independence of the media are arising in the member States said the committee. The emergence of the Internet-based media has triggered a dramatic decline in revenues of traditional media. More

Liechtenstein delegation comes top for voting at PACE

Parliamentarians from Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Sweden and Andorra voted most often in plenary debates of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly during 2017, according to statistics made public. More

“Fight the wave of racism now”

“The increase in racially motivated hate crimes and the use of racist rhetoric in the public discourse, are reasons for serious concern,” Gabriela Heinrich said, on the occasion of the Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. More

Addressing the humanitarian needs of internally displaced persons

Within Europe, more than four million persons are displaced inside their own country due to armed conflicts and violence. Their humanitarian needs and rights, PACE Migration Committee said, need greater attention to reduce their suffering.  More

Migrant children: giving priority to education

At its meeting in Amman today, the Committee on Migration called on member States to provide primary and secondary classroom education accessible to all migrant children and free of charge. More

Tuberculosis: every patient must be effectively diagnosed and have access to treatment

“Tuberculosis, which caused 1.7 million deaths worldwide in 2016, represents a growing threat to public health, especially in Europe,” warned the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development. More

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