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Marking anti-death penalty day, committee focuses on the trauma of children whose parents are executed

Children whose parents have been sentenced to death or executed face trauma, and an “emotional and psychological burden” which can violate their rights, PACE’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights has pointed out. More

President reacts to shooting in Halle, Germany

“I am shocked and saddened by the news of today's shooting in Halle,” said Liliane Maury Pasquier, reacting to reports that at least two people have died in an attack near a synagogue in the town. More

Rapporteur urges Turkey to refrain from military intervention in northern Syria

Theodora Bakoyannis, rapporteur on “The situation in Syria: prospects for a political solution?”, has urged Turkey to refrain from military intervention in northern Syria, which will inevitably cause great tension. More

Rapporteur’s visit to Sweden focuses on ‘the gender dimension of foreign policy’

Petra Stienen will conduct a fact-finding visit to Sweden in the context of the preparation of her report on “The gender dimension of foreign policy”, during which she will meet, in particular, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. More

Monitors welcome Turkey Constitutional Court ruling and the release of former MP

The monitoring co-rapporteurs for Turkey, Nigel Evans and Thomas Hammarberg, have welcomed the release of former HDP deputy Sirri Süreyya Önder, following a decision of the Constitutional Court. More

Preserving Jewish cultural heritage

In order to improve the protection and preservation of Jewish heritage sites, PACE has proposed a number of guidelines to member States concerning strategy and policy design. More