Guido Raimondi: ‘To fulfill its mission, the Court needs your Assembly’

“Our Court is not and must not be an ivory tower. It is essential that it has regular contact with all those involved in the European system for protecting human rights,” Strasbourg Court President Guido Raimondi said today. More

PACE can almost be defined as 'the Parliamentary Assembly of Human Rights', says its President

“As an Assembly one could almost define as the Parliamentary Assembly of Human Rights, our position is clear: efficiency should not be ensured at the expense of the effectiveness of the protection system", warned Mr Nicoletti. More

PACE rapporteur urges Japan to halt planned executions

The General Rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty for the PACE, Yves Cruchten, has called on the Japanese authorities to halt the planned executions of 13 members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult. More

The ‘negative tenor’ of the Copenhagen draft declaration risks undermining human rights protection

In a statement adopted today, PACE's Standing Committee has said the "negative tenor" of the draft Copenhagen declaration risks undermining human rights protection in Europe. More

The Assembly adopts first measures to face the budgetary crisis at the Council of Europe

The Assembly decided to remove Turkish from PACE’s list of working languages. According to the parliamentarians, “the draconian reduction” of the Assembly’s budget for 2018 and 2019, “calls for drastic measures”. More

PACE urges measures to ensure parents pay child maintenance promptly

PACE has urged European countries to ensure that child maintenance payments, made by one parent to another after a separation, are made promptly and in full, calling for the fostering of “a culture of payment”. More

‘Hybrid war’ may be complex, but it does not operate in a legal vacuum

Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) The committee noted with concern that nowadays states are more and more often confronted with the phenomenon of “hybrid war”, which poses a new type of threat based on a combination of military and non-military means.  More

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