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PACE Standing Committee to meet in Dublin

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which brings together around 60 of the Assembly’s leading members, is to meet in Dublin on Tuesday 31st May 2022. There will be welcome addresses by the Speakers of both houses of the Oireachtas, the Irish... More

Information seminar on public administration reform in Morocco

Within the framework of the project "Support to the development of the role of the Parliament in consolidating democracy in Morocco 2020-2023", the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the University of Applied Administrative Sciences of Kehl (USAAK) organized an information... More

Widespread fear and impunity characterise the ‘dismal human rights situation’ in the North Caucasus

The Legal Affairs Committee yesterday deplored the "dismal human rights situation” in the North Caucasus, where widespread fear and impunity of agents of the regional and federal authorities for serious human rights violations continue to prevail. None of the recommendations contained in the... More

Legal Affairs Committee calls on Russia to release 447 political prisoners

The Legal Affairs Committee is “appalled” by the large and growing number of political prisoners in the Russian Federation and the “pattern of systematic repression” against any and all opponents of the current authorities. The European Court of Human Rights has delivered multiple judgments in... More

Malta’s democratic consolidation requires well-functioning institutions

In the framework of its regular periodic reviews of the honouring of membership obligations by Council of Europe member States, the Monitoring Committee today made public its report on Malta. The draft resolution included, which was unanimously adopted by the Committee, states that Malta faces... More

Flight MH17 shot down by a Russian-supplied Buk missile ‘most convincing scenario by far’, says PACE committee

PACE’s Legal Affairs Committee has said that, based on the evidence made available to its rapporteur by Ukrainian and Dutch authorities, it considers “as the most convincing scenario by far” that flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in 2014 by a Buk missile made available to pro-Russian... More