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Rapporteur calls for assurances that developments in Syria will not jeopardise justice for the victims of Daesh

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) Pieter Omtzigt, rapporteur on “Addressing the issue of Daesh foreign fighters and their families...”, responded to the withdrawal of US military forces from northern Syria and the subsequent military incursion by Turkish forces. More

‘Darker side’ of AI beginning to emerge, warns rapporteur

Deborah Bergamini (Italy, EPP/CD) Artificial Intelligence has started showing society its darker side, as it can be used to “manipulate or distort reality”, Deborah Bergamini, PACE rapporteur on the need for democratic governance of AI, has warned. More

Council of Europe and OECD must 'work in concert' to build a democratic and prosperous future

The Council of Europe and the OECD must "work in concert" to offer the real prospect of a democratic and prosperous future, in the context of sustainable development, to their citizens, said Liliane Maury Pasquier. More

National parliaments: guaranteeing implementation of the Convention and of the ECtHR judgments

The Assembly is organising a fifth capacity-building seminar which aim is to involve to a greater extent legal advisors in the process of engaging national parliaments in the implementation of the Convention. More

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