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Make the world more ‘autism-friendly’, urges PACE

The time has come to make the world more ‘autism-friendly’, PACE’s Standing Committee has urged, calling for “person-centred and life-long support” for people with autism and their families. In a resolution based on a report by Sevinj Fataliyeva (Azerbaijan, EC/DA), approved today during a... More

Ensuring effective guardianship for unaccompanied and separated migrant children

The PACE Standing Committee, meeting today by videoconference, underlined the essential role of guardians in ensuring protection and respect of the fundamental rights of unaccompanied and separated migrant children. “Guardianship systems are not harmonised across Europe and differ from country to... More

Ending attacks and discrimination against NGOs assisting refugees and migrants

The PACE Standing Committee, meeting today by videoconference, strongly condemned attacks on NGOs and their donors assisting refugees and migrants, stressing that such attacks could take the form of “physical violence, legal obstacles, judicial, administrative or fiscal harassment, smear... More

Investment migration must not become a tool for international money laundering

National programmes for the award of citizenship, residence permits and tax domiciles to foreign investors must respect the legal standards set by the Council of Europe, as well as relevant international legal standards designed to prevent corruption, money laundering and terrorists financing... More

PACE 'enlarged' Standing Committee to debate support for people with autism and their families, and rights and obligations of NGOs assisting migrants

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will meet by videoconference in its enlarged format on Friday 4 December 2020. After the opening of the meeting by PACE President Rik Daems, the parliamentarians will discuss support for people with autism... More

Current affairs debate on the Athens Declaration and adoption of a declaration

The ‘enlarged’ Standing Committee, meeting today by videoconference, held a current affairs debate on the Athens Declaration by the Committee of Ministers Chairmanship on: “Effectively responding to a public health crisis in full respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law”. Jacques... More