PACE President welcomes the end of the Turkish derogation in time of emergency under Article 15 of the ECHR

"The formal notification by the Turkish authorities to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on 8 August, is to be welcomed," PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier said today. More

All speeches by heads of state and government to PACE since 1949 online

The full speeches by all heads of state or government who have addressed the Assembly since its creation in 1949 have been placed online. The archive on the Assembly’s website features a total of 263 speeches. More

As we remember the past, it is urgent to strengthen the fight against anti-Gypsyism

“Even as we pay tribute to the victims of the Roma genocide perpetrated during the Second World War, there are alarming signs that anti-Gypsyism is still rife in Europe,” said Gabriela Heinrich. More

PACE rapporteur condemns two death sentences issued by Gaza Court

Yves Cruchten (Luxembourg, SOC), PACE rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has strongly condemned two death sentences issued by Gaza Court of First Instance on 26 July. More

Call for greater determination in tackling human trafficking

“It is high time for Europe to fight human trafficking and smuggling with more determination and much more effectively,” said PACE President. Vernon Coaker is preparing a report on concerted action on human trafficking. More

European Diaspora Prize: two weeks left to submit nominations

The call for nominations for the 2018 European Diaspora Prize will be closed on 15 August next. The European Diaspora Prize rewards every year the action of a outstanding diaspora association. More

Greece: parliamentary visit to SOS Children’s Villages

I welcome the very humane approach towards the care of migrant children in SOS Children’s Villages in Greece, said Pierre-Alain Fridez, General Rapporteur on the Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children. More

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