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Involving young people in the fight against corruption

“Young people have an important role to play in the fight against corruption by bringing a new culture of integrity”, PACE has stated, calling on national authorities to involve youth organisations in implementing anti-corruption policies. More

Free debate on current issues

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held this morning in Strasbourg a free debate on current issues not included in the session agenda. Fifteen parliamentarians took the floor. More

PACE, worried about threats to the rule of law, points to recent developments in five states

PACE has pointed to “serious problems” with the rule of law in many Council of Europe member states – singling out five countries where it says some recent developments have “put at risk” respect for the rule of law. More

Call on UN to set up a judicial mechanism to try Daesh genocide

The Parliamentary Assembly has reiterated its conviction that Daesh has committed genocide in Syria and Iraq – and called on the UN to consider setting up a “special judicial mechanism” to try its crimes. More

Ukrainian law on education: implementing the conclusions of the Venice Commission

The Assembly expressed its concern about the articles relating to education in minority languages of the new Education Act in Ukraine and deplored that "there was no real consultation" with representatives of national minorities. More

The use of new genetic technologies in human beings: need for a common regulatory framework

PACE has asked the Committee of Ministers to urge the member States to put in place a ban on establishing a pregnancy using germline cells or human embryos which have undergone intentional genome editing. More