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PACE Standing Committee to meet in Helsinki

The PACE Standing Committee will meet at the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki on Friday 23 November, as Finland begins its six-month chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s ministerial body (November 2018-May 2019). More

Creating "alternative narratives" to terrorist propaganda

Following the conclusions of the report by Liam Byrne, the Standing Committee, meeting today in Zagreb, has called on member States to create "alternative narratives" to terrorist propaganda and violent extremism. More

Marija Pejčinović Burić: ‘The Croatian Chairmanship intends to work closely with both the Assembly and the Secretary General’

Marija Pejčinović Burić expressed commitment to have “an active and leading role” in the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, during the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. More

Gordan Jandroković: 'We must protect our shared heritage of values and legislation'

“By joining the Council of Europe, Croatia clearly demonstrated it belonged to the circle of European countries sharing the highest democratic standards,” today said the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament. More

‘The priorities of the Croatian Chairmanship correspond fully to those of the Assembly’

Michele Nicoletti warmly welcomed the priorities Croatia has set for its Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, saying that “these correspond fully to the priorities of the Parliamentary Assembly”. More

Guaranteeing accessibility and reasonable accommodation for detainees with disabilities

The Standing Committee has asked member States to adapt their legal frameworks to guarantee accessibility and reasonable accommodation to all prisoners with disabilities, whether these are physical, sensory, intellectual or psycho-social. More