President makes official visit to Armenia

Liliane Maury Pasquier will make an official visit to Armenia from 26 to 28 March. She is due to meet, notably, the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the National Assembly. More

Rapporteurs react to sentencing of Memorial’s Oyub Titiev in Chechnya, Russian Federation

Rapporteurs Frank Schwabe and Raphaël Comte today reacted to the sentencing by a court in the Chechen Republic of human rights activist Oyub Titiev to four years’ imprisonment in a penal colony.  More

As EU mulls a ‘democracy-monitoring’ mechanism, Council of Europe should step up political co-ordination but retain ‘primacy’ on assessing basic values

The Council of Europe should step up political co-ordination with the EU while retaining its “primacy” in assessing both EU and non-EU states’ respect for common fundamental values, PACE’s Rules Committee said. More

Committee proposes to amend provisions of the Assembly's Rules of Procedure

The Rules Committe proposed that PACE amend various provisions of its Rules, to accommodate the changes in parliamentary practice, drawing on discussions in the Ad hoc Committee of the Bureau on the role and mission of PACE.  More

On Anti-Racism Day, Gabriela Heinrich takes aim at populism and nationalism

The Assembly's General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, Gabriela Heinrich, has targeted European leaders who stir populist or nationalist sentiment in a statement to mark Anti-Racism Day. More

Rapporteurs welcome presidential pardon of prisoners in Azerbaijan, call for release of all political prisoners

Sunna Aevarsdóttir, Sir Roger Gale and Stefan Schennach welcomed the release, following the Navruz presidential pardon, of more than 400 sentenced prisoners in Azerbaijan, including over 50 persons considered to be political prisoners. More

The implementation of the SDGs requires the mobilisation of parliaments and local communities

The Committee on Social Affairs highlighted the decisive role of parliaments, local and regional authorities, citizens and civil society – in particular young people – in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More

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