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PACE affirms its members’ rights ‘to vote, to speak and to be represented in the Assembly and its bodies’

PACE has decided that its members’ “rights to vote, to speak and to be represented in the Assembly and its bodies shall not be suspended or withdrawn in the context of a challenge to or reconsideration of credentials”. More

Stepping up efforts to achieve the effective realisation of gender equality

Since its creation 70 years ago, the Council of Europe has been instrumental in countering discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, achieving substantial progress in its member States, PACE said. More

The Assembly hails positive impact of the Istanbul Convention, urges states to implement it

PACE today reaffirmed “its firm support” for the Istanbul Convention, “the most advanced and comprehensive international legal instrument on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence”. More

Russian delegation’s credentials challenged

The credentials of the new Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly, presented this morning on the second day of the plenary session, have been challenged on both substantive and procedural grounds. More

Election of a Vice-President in respect of the Russian Federation

In the context of the election of a Vice-President in respect of the Russian Federation, the Assembly decided to hold a vote by secret ballot on the election of the candidate proposed by the Russian delegation, Leonid Slutskiy. More

Expenditure for 2020-2021: PACE will continue to be the political driving force of the Council of Europe

Despite the challenges of the budget for the next biennium, the Assembly will have to continue to be “the political driving force of the Council of Europe”, PACE said in a resolution adopted today. More