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First ever World Parliament Day: statement by PACE President

Parliaments are precious places of exchange in these challenging times, says PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier in a statement to mark the first ever World Parliament Day tomorrow. More

Promoting women's empowerment in the economy

PACE has invited member States to take a series of measures to promote the empowerment of women in the economy, whether they are women employees, in management positions, entrepreneurs, or as regards education and awareness raising. More

EU migration deal a ‘step forward’ but international law and human rights must be guaranteed

PACE rapporteurs Petra De Sutter and Domagoj Hajdukovic have jointly acknowledged the conclusions adopted last night by the EU Council on migration and sea rescue. More

Rapporteur concerned by renewed detention of Chechen human rights defender, urges his release

Egidijus Vareikis, rapporteur on protecting human rights defenders in Council of Europe member States, has expressed concern at the prolongation of the detention on remand of Oyub Titiev. More

Call for the release of all Ukrainians detained in the Russian Federation and in Crimea on “politically motivated charges”

As many as 70 Ukrainian citizens widely considered to be political prisoners are still detained in Crimea or the Russian Federation on politically motivated or fabricated charges. The Assembly called for their release. More

Strengthening the prevention of and fight against forced marriage

Forced marriage involves a series of violent acts against, primarily, women and girls – but also men and boys – and violates their rights to physical integrity, physical and mental health, freedom and autonomy, said PACE. More