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PACE to revise its Code of Conduct in response to corruption allegations

The Rules Committee will be putting a revision of the Code of Conduct for Members to a vote of the Assembly on Tuesday 10 October during its plenary sitting in Strasbourg. More

Ex-FIFA ethics chiefs call for ‘total independence’ of bodies overseeing FIFA

Two leading officials formerly responsible for ethics at football’s governing body FIFA have made a strong appeal for its supervisory bodies to be “totally independent” of the organisation’s executive. More

Lublin: Europe Prize to be presented during ceremony

Serhii Kiral and Andrzej Wojtyła, members of the Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize of the Parliamentary Assembly will present the Prize to Krzysztof Żuk, Mayor of Lublin (Poland). More

Autumn session: Czech and Ukrainian Presidents to address PACE, Václav Havel Prize awarded

At its autumn session the Assembly is due to hear addresses by the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. It will also debate a call for a Council of Europe Summit. More

Unaccompanied migrant children: a call for child-friendly age assessment procedures

UNICEF reports that some 170,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2015-2016, often having no identity documents. In order to offer them protection and assistance, it is necessary to determine their age. More

Rapporteur on banning trade in torture goods encourages pan-European support for EU initiative

Vusal Huseynov, rapporteur on strengthening international regulations against trade in goods used for torture and the death penalty, welcomed the launch at the United Nations of the ‘Alliance for Torture-Free Trade’. More