Standing Committee to meet in Strasbourg

At the meeting of the Standing Committee on 29 November, the parliamentarians will hold an exchange of views with the Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Zalkaliani, who will chair the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers. More

Joint statement: 'Sexual abuse of children ruins lives'

Video clip aimed at breaking the silence that surrounds child sexual abuse "Today, on the occasion of the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, we call on all parliaments to do more to protect children from sexual violence". More

Belarus: curbs on freedoms and concerns over procedural integrity tarnish elections

Fundamental freedoms were disregarded and the integrity of the election process was not adequately safeguarded in the elections, even as the number of registered candidates increased, international observers said.  More

Rights of the Child: ‘greater political will is needed’

Half the world’s children are victims of violence in some form. In Europe, a quarter of them live in poverty. These figures are as unacceptable as they are alarming,” said Liliane Maury Pasquier, opening the conference. More

Integrating human rights into drug policies

According to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, meeting in Berlin, member States should “optimise human rights protections in the implementation of drug control policies”. More

President ends official visit to Germany with praise

Ending an official visit to Germany, the President has praised Germany's exemplary commitment to the defence of human rights, democracy and the rule of law - the values that are at the heart of the Council of Europe. More

Rapporteurs welcome EU’s renewed commitment to EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights

Two rapporteurs have welcomed the adoption by the EU Council of supplementary negotiating directives aimed at the swift resumption of negotiations with the Council of Europe on EU accession to the Convention on Human Rights. More

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