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Vice-President in respect of the Russian Federation: the seat remains vacant

In the context of the election of a Vice-President of the Assembly in respect of the Russian Federation, the Assembly decided on 25 June to hold a vote by secret ballot on the election of the candidate proposed, Leonid Slutskiy. More

Putting an end to policies of pushbacks and expulsion of migrants

PACE expressed concern at the pushback policies and practice, which are in clear violation of the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees, including the right to asylum and the right to protection against refoulement. More

Free debate on current issues

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held on Friday 28 June a free debate on current issues not included in the Summer session 2019 agenda. Ten parliamentarians took the floor. More

PACE backs plan for political transition towards peace and stability in Syria

The Parliamentary Assembly has urged the international community to "seize the current opportunity to find lasting peace” in Syria, and back a UN-led proposal to set up a Constitutional Committee. More

Combating violence against children should be a national priority

PACE has called on member States to make the fight against violence against children a “national priority” and, has encouraged parliaments to step up their involvement in the target 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals. More

Combating violence in all its forms against migrant children

The Assembly expressed its concern about the “serious threats” faced by migrant children on their way to Europe and important gaps in the policies and procedures, which limit the legal opportunities for migration in Europe More