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Committee sets out detail of a “complementary joint procedure” when a state violates its obligations

The committee approved the basic principles involved in a “complementary joint procedure” between the Council of Europe’s two statutory bodies in response to a serious violation by a member State of its obligations. More

Setting minimum standards for electoral systems to ensure free and fair elections

A PACE committee has invited the Venice Commission to reflect on the setting of “minimum standards with which electoral systems should comply in order to guarantee free elections and fair results thereof”. More

Democracy hacked?

Adopting a draft resolution on “Democracy hacked? How to respond?”, a PACE committee today expressed its concern at the scale of information pollution in a digitally connected and increasingly polarised world. More

The “House of Leaves” (Tirana, Albania) wins 2020 Museum Prize

The 2020 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to The National Museum of Secret Surveillance “House of Leaves” (Tirana, Albania,) at a meeting in Paris today. More

70 years of PACE – and the women behind its greatest successes

A new short film which revisits the high points in the 70-year history of the PACE, with a special focus on the women who contributed to the Assembly’s success, has just premièred in Strasbourg. More

Towards an internet Ombudsman institution

In order to avoid freedom of expression being limited in a discriminatory manner while at the same time making efforts to take down illegal content on the internet, the committee has proposed establishing an Ombudsman institution. More