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‘Take the time to learn about intersex realities and rights’, says PACE General Rapporteur on Intersex Awareness Day 2021

“Intersex people face constant challenges in almost every aspect of their daily lives. Yet ignorance of, or indifference to, these realities leads to violations of their human rights across the board,” said Fourat Ben Chikha (Belgium, SOC), PACE’s General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI people... More

Combating racism at its roots by fostering parliamentary and interparliamentary work

“There is a profound lack of acknowledgement of the existence of structural and institutional racism, its dimensions and its historical correlation, in political and public debate,” said Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), PACE General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance. “The cases... More

The common future for all European citizens

“While we may feel engulfed by the magnitude of the challenges that confront us – a global pandemic and climate change, to name but a few – these same challenges offer us an incentive to move forward, to take on the future together," said the President of the Belgian Senate Stephanie D’Hose... More

Meeting of Secretaries General of Parliament

The way forward for parliaments in the aftermath of the pandemic was the focus of the meeting of Secretaries General of Parliament, organised in Athens in the framework of the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament. The participants also discussed the activity report of the European... More

Conference pays tribute to Sir David Amess

The European Conference of Presidents of Parliament paid tribute to Sir David Amess, member of parliament of the United Kingdom, who was murdered on 15 October 2021 while holding a surgery for his constituents. The conference strongly supported the call made by the Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle... More

"We need to future-proof our ways of working, so that parliaments are not side-lined in the next global emergency"

“To sum up: after the crisis is before the crisis. We need to ensure national parliaments and interparliamentary assemblies alike are prepared for future crises, and are prepared for the unexpected. These crises will come”, today said the President of the Hellenic Parliament Constantine An... More