Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD)

Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination: rapporteur visits Malta

Pieter Omtzigt, who is preparing a report on “Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law, in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges”, arrives in Malta today for a fact-finding visit. More

PACE to observe the Presidential election in Georgia

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock A 25-member PACE delegation, headed by Andrej Hunko, will travel to Georgia from 26 to 29 October to observe the conduct of the presidential election alongside observers from the OSCE-PA, European Parliament, NATO-PA and OSCE-ODIHR. More

Parliamentarians pledge steps to help sport ‘uphold its core values’

PACE members meeting at a major gathering of sports ministers have proposed ten key steps to protect children against sexual abuse, crack down on corruption and help sport uphold its core values for human rights. More

Rapporteur on situation in Syria and surrounding countries visits Jordan

Theodora Bakoyannis, who is preparing a report for PACE on “The situation in Syria and its effects upon surrounding countries”, will make a fact-finding visit to Jordan on 24 October. More

#MeToo: alarming levels of sexual abuse and violence found in parliaments

A new study by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe shows that acts of sexism, abuse and violence against women are widespread in parliaments across Europe.  More

'It’s time to move on from out-dated approaches to gender identity'

"On the Day of Action for Trans Depathologisation, I welcome the World Health Organisation’s decision to remove transgender identities from the mental health disorders chapter of the new ICD 11,” said Piet De Bruyn.  More

'Human traffickers cannot act with impunity'

“Human trafficking has been identified as a growing phenomenon throughout Europe, often in relation to refugees and asylum-seekers who are among the most vulnerable potential victims of traffickers and organised crime,” said Vernon Coaker. More

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