Urgent debate on ‘The human tragedy in the Mediterranean’

Adopting its final agenda at the opening of the 2015 Spring session, the Assembly decided to hold an urgent debate on “The human tragedy in the Mediterranean: Immediate Action Needed”, on Thursday 23 April. More

Anne Brasseur: the situation in Ukraine and the migration tragedy, our two main challenges

Anne Brasseur / Luxembourg, ALDE / $NW Human rights are universal. Refugees must be able to live in dignity and in decent conditions! Our Assembly is duty bound to launch a discussion on the migration issue from a human rights perspective.  More

PACE elects two new Vice-Presidents

The Parliamentary Assembly today elected, at the opening of its Spring 2015 Session, two new Vice-Presidents: Dimitris Vitsas (Greece, UEL) and Mladen Bosić (Bosnia and Herzegovina, NR). More

Free debate on current issues

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held on Monday afternoon a free debate on current issues not included in the session agenda. Twenty eight parliamentarians took the floor. More

Anne Brasseur: ‘we need to put an end to the terrible situation of detained migrant children’

We need to put an end to the detention of migrant children, which is a terrible situation, as I witnessed during a visit last year to a place of detention, said Anne Brasseur, at a ceremony to launch a Parliamentary Campaign. More

Boat tragedy South of Lampedusa: President deeply shocked

“Hundreds of people are reported to have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean, south of the Italian island of Lampedusa. I am deeply shocked by this awful tragedy", PACE President Anne Brasseur said. More

Nebraska: general rapporteur welcomes lawmakers’ vote to abolish the death penalty

PACE general rapporteur, Marietta Karamanli, has welcomed the very clear vote in the Nebraska Legislature in favour of replacing capital punishment with life imprisonment for first-degree murder. More

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