Anne Brasseur: ‘To be credible, FIFA must lance the boil and overhaul its governance’

“Following the arrests of leading FIFA officials, football’s global body is once again shaken by a scandal. It is imperative that FIFA continue to reform the governance of this organisation,” said Anne Brasseur. More

PACE votes to allocate more seats to Turkey

PACE has voted to increase the number of seats allocated to Turkey from 12 to 18 to reflect its increased population, given that the country now has the third-largest population in Europe. More

President concerned by Russia's new law on 'undesirable' NGOs

Anne Brasseur / Luxembourg, ALDE / $NW I am deeply concerned by Russia's new law on 'undesirable' non-governmental organisations, which has just been signed into law by President Putin," said PACE President Anne Brasseur. More

PACE calls for destruction of cultural sites to be considered 'a crime against humanity'

PACE has called on Council of Europe member States to consolidate the notion that systematic, deliberate and targeted destruction and looting of cultural property be considered a crime against humanity. More

PACE will support the priorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Anne Brasseur has congratulated Bosnia and Herzegovina on taking up the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, describing the Chairmanship as "an opportunity, a challenge and a responsibility". More

Irregular migrants are not 'illegal'

PACE has condemned increasingly restrictive migration policies, increased social exclusion and limited access to human and social rights for migrants on the European continent.  More

Including children's rights in national constitutions to strengthen child policies

The Standing Committee has urged the member States to update their constitutional and legislative frameworks for protecting children's rights and include those rights in their national constitutions. More

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