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Empowering intersex people: a crucial means of guaranteeing their rights

“For far too long, discrimination against intersex people has played havoc with their lives and led to appalling violations of their rights,” said Piet De Bruyn, on the occasion of Intersex Awareness Day. More

PACE to observe the Presidential election in Georgia

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock A 25-member PACE delegation, headed by Andrej Hunko, will travel to Georgia from 26 to 29 October to observe the conduct of the presidential election alongside observers from the OSCE-PA, European Parliament, NATO-PA and OSCE-ODIHR. More

Launch of the IPU-PACE study on Sexism against women in parliaments

Liliane Maury Pasquier will participate on 16 October in Geneva in the launch of the IPU-PACE study on “Sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliaments”, alongside the President of the IPU. More

Rapporteur on situation in Syria and surrounding countries visits Jordan

Theodora Bakoyannis, who is preparing a report for PACE on “The situation in Syria and its effects upon surrounding countries”, will make a fact-finding visit to Jordan on 24 October. More

Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination: rapporteur visits Malta

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) Pieter Omtzigt, who is preparing a report on “Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law, in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges”, arrives in Malta today for a fact-finding visit. More

'It’s time to move on from out-dated approaches to gender identity'

"On the Day of Action for Trans Depathologisation, I welcome the World Health Organisation’s decision to remove transgender identities from the mental health disorders chapter of the new ICD 11,” said Piet De Bruyn. More