PACE delegation makes pre-electoral visit to Turkey

A seven-member PACE delegation, led by Olena Sotnyk, will carry out a pre-electoral mission to Turkey on 29-30 May, to assess the election campaign and the preparations for the early presidential and parliamentary elections. More

Standing Committee to meet in Zagreb

The Standing Committee of the PACE will meet in Zagreb, at the Croatian Parliament, on Friday 1 June, on the occasion of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (May-November 2018). More

Reviewing legislation that impedes the free and independent work of NGOs

In several Council of Europe member States the space for civil society has been shrinking over the last few years, especially in respect of NGOs working in the area of human rights, the committee has warned. More

Protecting human rights defenders

Over the past few years the number of reprisals against human rights defenders has been on the rise, the committee has said. Some of them have been threatened, physically attacked, arbitrarily arrested, detained or imprisoned.  More

President Nicoletti praises excellent co-operation between PACE and Greece

Ending an official visit to Greece, PACE President Michele Nicoletti praised the excellent co-operation existing between the Council of Europe and Greece, especially at the parliamentary level.  More

Committee calls for academic network to fight corruption

A committee calls on academics and scholars throughout the Council of Europe area to come together in a trans-national network to combat corruption, and encourage implementation of Council of Europe Conventions in this field. More

Syria: rapporteur urges international plan for security and political transition

Dora Bakoyannis, rapporteur on the situation in Syria, has called on the international community to support a wide-ranging plan to bring security and political transition to the country – backed by the UN and regional powers. More

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