PACE President Anne Brasseur

A new Convention for combating domestic violence

On 1 August 2014, a new stage will begin in the protection of human rights in Europe: the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence will enter into force in 11 Council of Europe member States. More

Children in Gaza are caught up in a war with no respect for their rights, says PACE rapporteur

“Whilst more and more children are dying and being wounded in Gaza, neither the two conflict parties, nor the international community are taking effective action to protect the most vulnerable in this conflict” said Stella Kyriakides. More

General rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty concerned about the latest execution in the United States

Marietta Karamanli, general rapporteur of the PACE on the abolition of the death penalty, said that she stood aghast at news of what appears to have been yet another botched execution in the United States. More

“Truth’s onward march continues in the case of the illegal CIA detentions”

“Seven years ago, Dick Marty made his presentation of credible evidence about the existence of secret CIA prisons in Poland and Romania. His statements were confirmed, as witness the judgments of the Court", Anne Brasseur said. More

Presidential election in Turkey: statement by the PACE pre-electoral delegation

A six-member(*) cross-party delegation of the PACE was in Ankara on 21 and 22 July, at the invitation of the Turkish delegation to the PACE, for a pre-electoral visit ahead of the 10 August 2014 presidential election. More

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