Session / 2015 / Hemicycle

Spring Session: mass surveillance, drones, situation in Ukraine

Debates on mass surveillance and the need to uphold human rights and international law in connection with the use of drones and targeted killings will be among the highlights of the Spring Session to be held in Strasbourg 20-24 April. More

Co-rapporteurs encourage the Ukrainian authorities to continue and further the reform process in the country

Following their visit to Kyiv, the co-rapporteurs for Ukraine, Mailis Reps and Jean-Claude Mignon have encouraged the authorities to continue and further the important reforms that are needed for the country.  More

PACE President on official visit to Italy

Anne Brasseur will undertake an official visit to Italy from 30 March to 2 April 2015. Talks are scheduled in Rome with the Presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, as well as the Minister of Justice. More

Human Rights Sub-Committee Chairperson worried about CPT public statement concerning Bulgaria

The Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Human Rights, Meritxell Mateu Pi says she is deeply worried about the public statement by the Committee for the Prevention of Torture on Bulgaria. More

Tunis: PACE President at the international march against terrorism

PACE President Anne Brasseur Anne Brasseur took part in the international march against terrorism in Tunis alongside the Tunisian President, French President, Italian Prime Minister and many other international political leaders. More

Co-rapporteurs condemn the treaty between Russia and the self-proclaimed ‘Republic of South Ossetia’

Michael Aastrup Jensen (Denmark, ALDE) and Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) According to Michael Aastrup Jensen and Boriss Cilevics, the agreement violates international law and is “another example of the creeping annexation of the Georgian region of South Ossetia by the Russian Federation”.  More

Implementing the European Convention on Human Rights: a shared responsibility

Anne Brasseur / Luxembourg, ALDE / $NW Speaking at a Conference on the “Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights: our shared responsibility”, Anne Brasseur reaffirmed the key role of the Parliamentary Assembly and its members. More

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