Social rights are not second class rights, says PACE President

Speaking at the Conference on the European Social Charter “Europe restarts in Turin”, Anne Brasseur recalled that social rights must be considered as fundamental human rights, indivisible, interdependent and complementary. More

Many austerity programmes not in line with European Social Charter

"Many austerity and fiscal consolidation programmes were implemented without prior consultation with social partners and are not in conformity with the European Social Charter,” stressed the Sub-committee. More

PACE President calls on Azerbaijan to free Ilgar Mammadov

Following yesterday’s final decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Ilgar Mammadov, PACE President Anne Brasseur has called on the authorities to free him "without delay”. More

Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina held in competitive environment

While the general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina were held in a competitive environment, the interethnic divide was a key factor. The lack of a shared vision in the country’s future hinders the reforms necessary. More

Children are abused as child soldiers and sexual slaves by “IS” militants, says PACE rapporteur

“Young children are abused as child soldiers and trained by “IS” militants, and many, especially girls, are sold as slaves and sexually abused in the international conflict provoked by this terrorist group", Stella Kyriakides said today.  More

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