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“Fight the wave of racism now”

“The increase in racially motivated hate crimes and the use of racist rhetoric in the public discourse, are reasons for serious concern,” Gabriela Heinrich said, on the occasion of the Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. More

Tuberculosis: every patient must be effectively diagnosed and have access to treatment

“Tuberculosis, which caused 1.7 million deaths worldwide in 2016, represents a growing threat to public health, especially in Europe,” warned the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development. More

Climate change: there is no ‘planet B’

The Paris Agreement embodies a global solution for the climate and represents a beacon for action at national, sub-national to local and international levels, Lord John Prescott said presenting his report on climate change. More

PACE rapporteur urges Japan to halt planned executions

The General Rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty for the PACE, Yves Cruchten, has called on the Japanese authorities to halt the planned executions of 13 members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult. More

PACE urges measures to ensure parents pay child maintenance promptly

PACE has urged European countries to ensure that child maintenance payments, made by one parent to another after a separation, are made promptly and in full, calling for the fostering of “a culture of payment”. More

The ‘negative tenor’ of the Copenhagen draft declaration risks undermining human rights protection

In a statement adopted today during its meeting in Paris, PACE's Standing Committee has said the "negative tenor" of the draft Copenhagen declaration risks undermining human rights protection in Europe. More