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Citing Ukraine, PACE renews sanctions against Russian delegation

PACE has decided to ratify the credentials of the Russian delegation, citing the need to “foster dialogue”, but at the same time has decided to suspend its voting rights and its right to be represented in the Assembly’s leading bodies. More

Paris attacks: Europe must keep using humour and satire

Jacques LEGENDRE, France, EPP/CD Following the terrorist attacks which targeted journalists and cartoonists from Charlie Hebdo, policemen and Jewish people, Europe must continue to show that it is not afraid and “keep using humour and satire”, PACE said.  More

Trade union rights, the right to strike and the right to bargain collectively must be protected

In adopting a resolution on the basis of the report by Andrej Hunko, PACE asked member states to take measures to protect and strengthen the rights to organise, bargain collectively and strike. More

Invest in equality as a way of tackling the crisis

Nikolaj Villumsen / Denmark The economic crisis has hit a majority of Council of Europe member States and the negative consequences reach beyond the economic sphere and affect the enjoyment of human rights and equalty. More

South-east Ukraine: the ceasefire must be respected to ease the humanitarian crisis

Jim Sheridan (United Kingdom, SOC) PACE today expressed its deep concern about the worsening humanitarian situation of those affected by the conflict in some parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. More

FIFA should hold new vote on 2022 World Cup, say PACE members

Michael Connarty (United Kingdom, SOC) The decision to assign the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was so “radically flawed” by illegal payments that FIFA should hold a new vote under cleaned-up procedures, according to a PACE committee. More

PACE elects Branko Lubarda judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Serbia

The European Court of Human Rights The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Branko Lubarda as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Serbia.  More

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