On Orange Day, general rapporteur denounces ‘double violence’ faced by refugee women

The global refugee crisis is not only a major challenge for governments, it also aggravates another phenomenon: violence against refugee women, said Sahiba Gafarova, denouncing the “double violence” they too often suffer. More

PACE President condemns terrorist bombing in Tunis

“I condemn yesterday’s terrorist bombing in Tunis", said Anne Brasseur. "We stand with the Tunisian authorities in combating the terrorists. If we remain united in defending our values, they will not succeed.” More

PACE rapporteurs express dismay at death sentence in Belarus

Two rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe have expressed their dismay at a death sentence handed down in Belarus last week, and urged the authorities not to carry it out.  More

Standing Committee meets in Sofia as Bulgaria takes over CoE Chairmanship

The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly will meet in Sofia on Friday 27 November, in the context of the Bulgarian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (November 2015-May 2016). More

Counterfeiting of medicines: the MEDICRIME Convention paves the way for a global response

Valeriu Ghiletchi (Modova, EPP/CD) “We, as parliamentarians, must raise awareness of the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes, and their negative impact on public health,” warns Valeriu Ghiletchi, Chair of PACE's Social Affairs Committee. More

Committee calls for a public-health-oriented drug policy

The committee supports a change in approach to drug policy and calls on member states to adopt and promote a public-health oriented drug policy based on prevention, treatment and harm reduction. More

Rapporteur sounds the alarm on the humanitarian crisis in separatist-held regions of Ukraine

Marieluise Beck (Germany, ALDE) Marieluise Beck, rapporteur on legal remedies to human rights violations on the Ukrainian territories outside the control of the authorities, has sounded the alarm on the humanitarian situation in the separatist-held regions of Ukraine.  More

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