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Assembly calls for an end to coercive practices in mental health

The Assembly today urged Council of Europe member States to “immediately start to transition to the abolition of coercive practices in mental health settings”. The parliamentarians called for effective and accessible support services. More

PACE elects Peeter Roosma judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Estonia

The European Court of Human Rights The Assembly today elected Peeter Roosma as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Estonia. He is elected judge for a term of office of nine years which shall commence as from 4 January 2020. More

Election of the judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Germany

In today's election of the judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Germany, none of the candidates obtained an absolute majority of the votes cast. A second round of voting will be held on Thursday 27 June. More

PACE ratifies Spanish delegation’s credentials

Following the opinion adopted by its Committee on Rules of Procedure, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe today ratified the credentials of the Spanish parliamentary delegation. More

Election of a Vice-President in respect of the Russian Federation

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

PACE affirms its members’ rights ‘to vote, to speak and to be represented in the Assembly and its bodies’

PACE has decided that its members’ “rights to vote, to speak and to be represented in the Assembly and its bodies shall not be suspended or withdrawn in the context of a challenge to or reconsideration of credentials”. More