‘We need to talk’ – UN side-event hears moving testimony from Olympic gymnast

A high-level panel organised by the Social Affairs Committee at the UN in New York, has highlighted the urgent need to protect children who face sexual abuse from those in their “circle of trust”. More

Monitoring visit by PACE co-rapporteurs to the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) © Shutterstock Egidijus Vareikis and Maryvonne Blondin, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by the Republic of Moldova, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 21 to 23 July. More

Rapporteur strongly condemns death sentence issued in the Hamas-run Gaza strip

Titus Corlăţean, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has strongly condemned the death sentence recently issued in the Hamas-run Gaza strip (Palestinian Authority). More

PACE rapporteur welcomes announcement of public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) Pieter Omtzigt, PACE Rapporteur on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, has welcomed the Maltese Government’s undertaking to carry out a public inquiry into the background to the murder of the prominent journalist.  More

Harassment and bullying at Westminster: time to declare #NotInMyParliament

PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier has reacted to the publication of two independent inquiries into bullying and harassment in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. More

Stepping up legislative and awareness-raising work to combat sexism against women parliamentarians

"Parliamentarians must adopt a clear legal framework to sanction abuses and promote equality education," said Liliane Maury Pasquier, speaking at an event in Geneva on violence against women in politics.  More

‘Parliaments can act as relays for ensuring the inclusiveness of UN development goals’

“National parliaments are important relays for ensuring the inclusiveness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030,” said PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier. More

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