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"Europe needs strong parliaments to promote common values"

Europe needs strong parliaments to promote its common values, backed up by the 'anchor' of the European Convention on Human Rights, heads of parliament from across the continent have agreed. More

President urges parliamentarians to speak out on ‘dangers’ facing the Strasbourg Court

Anne Brasseur / Luxembourg, ALDE / $NW Anne Brasseur has urged parliamentarians to speak out on the dangers facing the European Court of Human Rights, such as the non-implementation of a few judgments. More

PACE President and Norwegian Speaker back plan for a European Day for the Victims of Hate Crime

PACE President Anne Brasseur and Olemic Thommessen, President of the Storting, fully support the proposal for a European Day for the Victims of Hate Crime on 22 July, date of the Utoya attacks More

Autumn session: the Ukraine crisis, countering neo-Nazism, human rights prize

A current affairs debate on the crisis in Ukraine, a report on countering neo-Nazism, and the award of the second Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize will be among highlights of PACE’s autumn session in Strasbourg. More

Focusing on the perpetrators to prevent violence against women

Athina Kyriakidou (Cyprus, SOC) Preventive intervention and treatment programmes for perpetrators of domestic violence and for sex offenders are having a rather positive impact on victim safety and most of those who participate in these programmes would not reoffend.  More

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