PACE President, at the UN, urges ‘a pushback against the pushback’ on gender equality

Liliane Maury Pasquier, ending a visit to New York where she took part in the UN Commission on the Status of Women, has joined UN Secretary General António Guterres in calling for a “pushback against the pushback” on gender equality. More

Spring session: addresses by the Prime Ministers of Armenia and Georgia

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe holds its spring session in Strasbourg on 8 to 12 April 2019, with addresses expected by the Prime Ministers of Armenia and Georgia. More

Georgia election: as observers’ final verdicts are published, PACE monitors urge follow-up

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock Co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia have called on all stakeholders in Georgia to fully implement the recommendations made by international observers following the Presidential election in 2018. More

Rapporteur welcomes end to executions in California

Titus Corlăţean, PACE general rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has welcomed the decision by Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, to sign a moratorium on the death penalty in the state. More

Jacques Maire: “Intensifying the parliamentary dialogue with Algeria is needed more than ever”

"The Council of Europe has extensive experience in supporting democratic transitions and political reforms in Europe as well as in neighbouring regions", the Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur underlines. More

Rapporteur reacts to CPT public statement on torture in the North Caucasus region

Frank Schwabe, rapporteur on "the continuing need to restore human rights and the rule of law in the North Caucasus region", reacted to the CPT public statement on torture in the North Caucasus region. More

Officially recognising victims of terrorism at international level

On European Remembrance Day for the Victims of Terrorism, PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier has appealed for victims of terrorism to be recognised officially at international level. More

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