PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon and Peter Luykx, Vice-President of the Committee of external relations, Chamber of Representatives of Belgium
Strengthening the link between PACE and national parliaments
[21/05/2013]“Its link with national parliaments is fundamental for the PACE, and we can be effective only if we strengthen that link”, said PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon, addressing the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Representatives in Brussels today...(more..)
Culture, Science, Education and Media
Media ethics and regulation the focus of a major Council of Europe parliamentary conference in London
[17/05/2013]Around 100 parliamentarians from across Europe, media experts and NGO representatives are to gather at the House of Commons in London on 21-22 May for a conference on the role of national parliaments in media regulation in Europe.(more..)
PACE President calls for reinforced Council of Europe action on the standards it upholds
[16/05/2013]In his address to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe at its 123rd session, PACE President, Jean-Claude Mignon, today called for reinforcement of Council of Europe action in the fields of democracy, human rights and rule of law. (more..)
Consequences of the war between Russia and Georgia: PACE delegation regrets refusal by de facto authorities to meet them in Sukhumi and Tskhinvali
[17/05/2013]A PACE delegation* looking into the consequences of the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia has deeply regretted that the de facto authorities in Tskhinvali and Sukhumi refused to receive the delegation. The delegation has just returned from a visit to Moscow and Tbilisi (12-15 May 2013).
Václav Havel Human Rights Prize
Call for nominations for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize
[14/05/2013]Wojciech Sawicki, the PACE Secretary General, has issued a call for nominations for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which will be awarded for the first time on 30 September next in Strasbourg.
‘Tackling discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity’: PACE rapporteur makes visit to Ukraine
[10/05/2013]Håkon Haugli (Norway, SOC), PACE rapporteur of the Equality and Non-Discrimination Committee, will make a fact-finding visit to Kyiv on 15-16 May 2013 in the framework of the preparation of his report on "Tackling discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity".