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PACE President urges political leaders to show zero tolerance for hate speech

Liliane Maury Pasquier, in a statement to mark the European Day for the Victims of Hate Crime (22 July), has urged political leaders to show 'zero tolerance' for hate speech and the stigmatising of individuals or groups. More

First ever World Parliament Day: statement by PACE President

Parliaments are precious places of exchange in these challenging times, says PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier in a statement to mark the first ever World Parliament Day tomorrow. More

Liliane Maury-Pasquier elected PACE President

Liliane Maury-Pasquier (Switzerland, SOC) has been elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Succeeding Michele Nicoletti, she becomes PACE’s 32nd President. More

President condemns attack against a Roma community in Ukraine

Reacting to an attack against a Roma community near Lviv, Ukraine, leaving one young man dead and several wounded, the President expressed his shock and dismay strongly condemning what appeared to be “a racist attack.” More

President urges member States to ‘shoulder their responsibility’ for European unity

Speaking during an exchange of views with the EU Council’s Working Party on co-operation with the OSCE and the Council of Europe, Michele Nicoletti appealed to member States to shoulder their responsibility for the future of European unity. More

President’s statement on the withdrawal of the United States from the UN Human Rights Council

PACE President Michele Nicoletti today expressed his deep regret at the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council. More