PACE President Anne Brasseur

The Istanbul Convention constitutes a blueprint for future society

“The Istanbul Convention has a soul. It is a blueprint for future society in which violence against women will no longer be justified (...) It will be prevented, fought, punished and finally rejected by everyone”, Anne Brasseur said. More

Bosnia and Herzegovina: statement by the PACE pre-electoral delegation

A pre-electoral delegation from the PACE visited Sarajevo and Banja Luka to assess the election campaign and the preparation of the general elections to be held on 12 October 2014. More

Early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria: statement by the PACE pre-electoral delegation

Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE) “The best possibility to improve democracy is when people take part in the democratic process. The Bulgarian civil society should show its strength by participating in the elections in large numbers ” said Doris Fiala. More

PACE autumn session: the Ukraine crisis, Human Rights Prize, countering neo-Nazism

A current affairs debate on the crisis in Ukraine and a debate on countering neo-Nazism – with the participation of the Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament Olemic Thommessen – are among highlights of the autumn session. More

PACE President to make working visit to Azerbaijan

PACE President Anne Brasseur Anne Brasseur will make a working visit to Azerbaijan from 22 to 24 September 2014, during which she is due to meet the President of the Republic, the Speaker of the Milli Mejlis and the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Justice. More

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