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PACE President welcomes the end of the Turkish derogation in time of emergency under Article 15 of the ECHR

"The formal notification by the Turkish authorities to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on 8 August, is to be welcomed," PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier said today. More

Call for greater determination in tackling human trafficking

“It is high time for Europe to fight human trafficking and smuggling with more determination and much more effectively,” said PACE President. Vernon Coaker is preparing a report on concerted action on human trafficking. More

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