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Combating human trafficking and disappearances of refugee children

The Council of Europe should “do more to combat human trafficking and to ensure that its legal standards are adequate and implemented by all member States”, the Assembly declared during a joint debate. More

PACE reviews progress of States under monitoring in 2019

The Assembly welcomed the positive developments and the progress made during this period or expressed concern about remaining shortcomings in a number of countries “that undermine their democratic consolidation”. More

Council of Europe equipped to meet challenges of future, Secretary General tells PACE

The Council of Europe must take a leading role in overcoming new challenges to human rights, democracy and the rule of law, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has told the Parliamentary Assembly. More

For a complementary joint procedure CM-PACE in response to a serious violation by a member State of its statutory obligations

The Assembly welcomed the contacts with the Committee of Ministers with a view to setting up a joint procedure between the two organs in response to a serious violation by a member State of its statutory obligations. More

PACE ratifies the credentials of the Russian Federation

PACE has ratified the credentials of the Russian parliamentary delegation – by 96 votes to 44, with 7 abstentions – after they were challenged on substantive grounds on the opening day of the session. More

Challenges, on procedural grounds, to the credentials of the Spanish, Moldovan and Russian delegations

The Assembly’s Rules Committee has concluded that the credentials of three national delegations, challenged on procedural grounds at the opening of the session, should be ratified. More