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Launch of the IPU-PACE study on Sexism against women in parliaments

Liliane Maury Pasquier will participate on 16 October in Geneva in the launch of the IPU-PACE study on “Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments”, alongside the President of the IPU. More

Smolensk crash: Russia should hand over the aircraft wreckage to Polish authorities ‘without further delay’

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) PACE has called on Russia to “hand over the wreckage of the Polish Air Force Tu-154 to the competent Polish authorities without further delay”, in a manner that “avoids any further deterioration” of potential evidence. More

Criminal proceedings: minimum standards for trial waiver systems

Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) the Assembly has considered it essential that appropriate safeguards are needed in order to ensure that member States enjoy the potential benefits that trial waiver systems may offer, whilst minimising the threat to human rights. More

Rapporteur proposes fresh approach to involuntary measures in psychiatry

The best way to protect the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities with regard to involuntary measures in psychiatry is to "avoid such measures in the first place," says Reina de Bruijn-Wezeman in a new memo. More

Assembly demands greater safety guarantees for nuclear power stations

The Assembly has spelled out a series of steps governments should take to improve the safety of nuclear power stations in Europe – and minimise the risk of accidents or terror attacks. More

Migrants and refugees: fostering the right to family reunification and women’s role in the integration process

Session Stressing that the right to family life applies to everyone, including refugees and migrants, the Assembly called on member States to develop common guidelines to implement the right to family reunification. More