Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2014: shortlist of three to be decided in Prague

The Selection Panel of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, chaired by PACE President Anne Brasseur and comprising six independent figures, will meet in Prague to determine a shortlist of three nominees from among the candidatures received. More

PACE President makes official visit to the Czech Republic

PACE President Anne Brasseur will make an official visit to the Czech Republic, during which she is due to meet the President of the Republic, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, the President of the Senate and the Prime Minister. More

Committee head urges more help for persecuted religious groups in Iraq

Theodora Bakoyannis has called on the international community to send humanitarian aid to religious groups in Iraq threatened by the terrorist insurgency there and to help restore security.  More

Presidential candidates in Turkey able to campaign freely, but playing field not level

Three candidates, representing different political positions, were generally able to campaign freely, and freedoms of assembly and association were respected in the presidential election in Turkey, international election observers said toda More

65th anniversary of the Parliamentary Assembly

PACE President Anne Brasseur On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Assembly which met for the first time on 10 August 1949, Ms Brasseur paid tribute to the past members and Presidents, and thanked them for “not giving up on the European dream”. More

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