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‘The process of globalisation must be humanised and democratised,’ says PACE President

“We welcome your commitment to upholding the values underpinning the European Convention on Human Rights, values that unite Europeans,” said Anne Brasseur, welcoming Pope Francis today. More

New online ‘rapid reaction’ platform for journalists under threat

PACE Standing Committee meeting in the French National Assembly Diplomats could come to the aid of journalists facing intimidation or violence under plans for an online “rapid reaction” alert system to be unveiled at a parliamentary conference on media freedom in Paris on 4 December.  More

We must unite in order to combat what Pope Francis rightly calls ‘the globalisation of indifference’

Pope Francis will pay an official visit to the Council of Europe on Tuesday, 25 November. His Holiness will address the Organisation in a solemn session gathering all its institutions at 12.40 pm. More

Istanbul Convention: putting an end to the cycle of violence against women

2014 marked a turning point with the entry into force of the Istanbul Convention, giving a clear sign of the political will of States to prevent and condemn all forms of violence against women,” declared Ms Brasseur. More

Successful first round of presidential elections marks new phase in Tunisia's democratic transition

"Following on from the success of the parliamentary elections, the proper conduct of the first round of this presidential election marks a new phase of democratic transition," said Jean-Marie Bockel. More

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