Winter session: the Presidents of Armenia and Austria, Prime Minister and Crown Princess of Denmark

The Presidents of Armenia and Austria, as well as the Prime Minister and the Crown Princess of Denmark, are among VIPs to address the PACE winter session, taking place from 22 to 26 January in Strasbourg. More

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2018: call for nominations

Vaclav Havel © Shutterstock The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2018 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. More

Chair welcomes constructive attitude of all participants in PACE round table on the Transdniestrian settlement process

Stefan Schennach has welcomed the "constructive participation and openness to dialogue" of the representatives of the Moldovan authorities and the de facto authorities in Tiraspol at a round table in Paris. More

Rapporteurs concerned at the arrest of the head of the Memorial Human Rights Centre in the Chechen Republic

Two PACE rapporteurs have expressed serious concern at the arrest of Oyub Titiev, a prominent human rights defender and head of the Memorial Human Rights Centre in the Chechen Republic. More

Israel's death penalty bill: a step in the wrong direction

"Yesterday, the Knesset gave its preliminary approval for legislation that would make it easier for a court to impose a death sentence for murder in attacks classified as terrorism. This is a worrying development," said Yves Cruchten. More

An Ad hoc Committee on the role and mission of the Assembly

At its last meeting, the Bureau decided to set up an ad hoc Committee on ‘The role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly’. Its purpose is to make proposals to the Bureau on the implementation of the Resolution 2186.  More

Coming election of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

The Bureau took note of and declassified the report drawn up by the Sub-Committee on Human Rights on the hearing of the candidates to the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. More

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