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PACE to observe the parliamentary elections in Georgia

A 9-member delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by Tiny Kox (Netherlands, UEL), will travel to Georgia from 29 October to 1 November to observe the conduct of the parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, NATO... More

‘Stop altering intersex children’s bodies’ says General Rapporteur

“Despite growing awareness of their situation, in 2020 intersex people continue to suffer in their daily lives and see their dreams frustrated as a consequence of unnecessary medical and surgical interventions, often practised on intersex infants and children without their consent,” said Fourat... More

How parliaments can support public service media: new online video toolkit

An “online video toolkit” and training resource on the current challenges and ways forward for public service media – based on a recent webinar for parliamentary staff from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Serbia – is to be made available to parliamentary staff across Europe... More

New regional webinar on implementing the European Convention on Human Rights

Parliamentarians from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Serbia are to take part in the latest regional webinar on the role of national parliaments in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights and ensuring the execution of judgments by the Strasbourg Court. The... More

PACE strongly condemns new crackdowns on political opposition and civil dissent in Turkey

PACE’s Standing Committee has strongly condemned new crackdowns on political opposition and civil dissent in recent months in Turkey and urged the Turkish authorities to “take meaningful steps” to improve standards in the field of democracy, rule of law and human rights. Approving a resolution... More

Ensuring effective protection of the profession of lawyer: call for a legally-binding instrument

PACE’s Standing Committee today expressed its concern at the numerous cases of violations of lawyers’ rights, including attacks on their safety and independence, in recent years. Lawyers continue to be targeted for their involvement in human rights-related cases, or for their work denouncing... More