Marija Pejčinović Burić elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe

The Assembly today elected Marija Pejčinović Burić (Croatia) Secretary General of the Council of Europe for a five-year term beginning on 18 September 2019. She obtained 159 votes, an absolute majority. More

PACE demands public inquiry into death of Daphne Caruana Galizia

PACE has listed a series of “serious concerns” over the investigation into the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and demanded the setting up of an independent public inquiry into her death within three months. More

PACE ratifies Russian delegation’s credentials

PACE has voted to ratify the credentials of the Russian delegation after they were challenged on substantial grounds, declaring it remained “committed to dialogue as a means of reaching lasting solutions”. More

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa: ‘The Council of Europe's pan-European heritage must be preserved’

“Portugal has owed the Council of Europe a permanent inspiration since 1976, on which our democratic consensus has largely been based, which requires a long-term commitment,” said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. More

PACE elects Peeter Roosma judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Estonia

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today elected Peeter Roosma as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Estonia. More

Assembly calls for an end to coercive practices in mental health

The Assembly today urged Council of Europe member States to “immediately start to transition to the abolition of coercive practices in mental health settings”. The parliamentarians called for effective and accessible support services. More

PACE elects Peeter Roosma judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Estonia

The European Court of Human Rights The Assembly today elected Peeter Roosma as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Estonia. He is elected judge for a term of office of nine years which shall commence as from 4 January 2020. More

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