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Liliane Maury Pasquier: ‘Hate speech and hate crimes are a gangrene on our societies’

“Hate speech and hate crimes are a gangrene on our societies, eating away at them from the inside,” said Liliane Maury Pasquier, in a statement to mark the European Day for Victims of Hate Crime. More

Monitoring visit by PACE co-rapporteurs to the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) © Shutterstock Egidijus Vareikis and Maryvonne Blondin, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by the Republic of Moldova, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 21 to 23 July. More

‘We need to talk’ – UN side-event hears moving testimony from Olympic gymnast

A high-level panel organised by the Social Affairs Committee at the UN in New York, has highlighted the urgent need to protect children who face sexual abuse from those in their “circle of trust”. More

Rapporteur strongly condemns death sentence issued in the Hamas-run Gaza strip

Titus Corlăţean, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has strongly condemned the death sentence recently issued in the Hamas-run Gaza strip (Palestinian Authority). More

PACE rapporteur welcomes announcement of public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) Pieter Omtzigt, PACE Rapporteur on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, has welcomed the Maltese Government’s undertaking to carry out a public inquiry into the background to the murder of the prominent journalist. More

Harassment and bullying at Westminster: time to declare #NotInMyParliament

PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier has reacted to the publication of two independent inquiries into bullying and harassment in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. More