PACE, OSCE and NATO Parliamentary Assemblies, the EP and OSCE/ODIHR discuss election observation

After Copenhagen and Warsaw, a third meeting, organised in Strasbourg on 16-17 November, brought together representatives of the OSCE- PA and of NATO, the European Parliament and OSCE/ODIHR to discuss election observation. More

Stella Kyriakides: 'keeping children safe online is our responsibility'

Stella Kyriakides has issued a call for stronger action to protect children from sexual exploitation online – highlighting a new set of guidelines, due next year, that Council of Europe member States will be asked to abide by. More

PACE co-rapporteurs carry out a monitoring visit to Georgia

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock Kerstin Lundgren and Titus Corlăţean, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Georgia, will make a fact-finding visit to Tbilisi on 20-22 November. More

‘Failed’ execution in Ohio: a barbaric and unacceptable act of torture

Yves Cruchten, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has expressed outrage at the ‘failed’ execution in Ohio of 69-year-old convicted murderer, Alva Campbell, who suffers with serious breathing difficulties. More

PACE Standing Committee to meet in Denmark

The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will meet in Copenhagen on Friday 24 November, in the context of the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (November 2017-May 2018). More

Jean-Pierre Chevènement: ‘The answer to Salafi theology is to bring cultured Islam to the fore’

"The European approach must consist of exchanging our experiences, finding ways to move towards a cultured Islam. The Salafi theology can countered through far more sophisticated training," said M. Chevènement. More

The Convention on the Protection of Personal Data needs to be modernised

In response to developments in information technologies, the committee considers it urgent to modernise the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data. More

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