Intersex children: “No shame, no secrecy, no unwanted medical interventions”

“It is time to end shame, secrecy and unwanted medical interventions on intersex children,” said rapporteurs Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC) and Piet De Bruyn (Belgium, NR), on the day of Intersex Awareness Day. More

Co-rapporteurs carry out a monitoring visit to Albania

Tirana (Albania) © Shutterstock Andrej Hunko and Joseph O'Reilly, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Albania, started today a fact-finding visit in the country which will end on 28 October. More

Serbia: co-rapporteurs to assess reforms of the judiciary, fight against corruption and situation of the media

Serbian National Assembly, Belgrade  © Anastasios71 Samad Seyidov and Maria Guzenina,co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Serbia, will make a fact-finding visit to Belgrade, to monitor the implementation of the resolution on the honouring of obligations and commitments. More

Seminar to address the right of children to social, legal and economic protection

The committee is organising a parliamentary “capacity-building” seminar based on the 2015 conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights and aimed at promoting the European Social Charter, on 28 October in Paris.  More

"International labelling of transgender people as ill must stop", says rapporteur

Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC) “Being transgender is not an illness, and it is time that medical standards around the world reflect that,” said PACE General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC). More

PACE to observe the 2nd round of the parliamentary elections in Georgia

A PACE delegation, led by Emanuelis Zingeris, will travel to Georgia from 28 to 31 October to observe the conduct of the 2nd round of the elections alongside observers from the OSCE-PA, the European Parliament and the OSCE-ODIHR. More

PACE to observe the presidential election in the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) © Shutterstock A 21-member delegation of the Assembly, led by Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter (Switzerland, EPP/CD), will travel to the Republic of Moldova from 28 to 31 October 2016 to observe the conduct of the presidential election. More

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