Spring Session: mass surveillance; drones and targeted killings

Strasbourg, 20-24 April 2015

Debates on mass surveillance practices and on drones and targeted killings: the need to uphold human rights and international law were among the highlights of the Spring Session 2015 (Strasbourg, 20-24 April).

The Assembly also debated the reform of football governance, the humanitarian consequences of the actions of the terrorist group called "Islamic State" and discrimination against transgender people in Europe.

Didier Reynders, Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of Belgium, presented the communication from the Committee of Ministers in the framework of the Belgian Chairmanship and Nils Muiznieks, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner, presented his Annual activity report 2014.