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Politicians have a 'moral responsibility' to combat hate speech

The Assembly expressed its concern at the upsurge in hate speech which incites xenophobia, racial hatred, antisemitism, islamophobia and intolerance, and which targets in particular minorities, immigrants, women and LGBTI persons. More

Hate speech or acts of hate: using the great potential of sport to change attitudes

The Parliamentary Assembly has called for a series of measures to stop hate speech or acts of hate in sport – including requiring all players and athletes to formally commit to abstain from such acts. More

PACE elects Saadet Yüksel judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Turkey

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly today elected Saadet Yüksel as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Turkey. Ms Yüksel obtained an absolute majority of votes cast. More

Strengthening co-operation with the UN in implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

PACE has decided to strengthen dialogue with the United Nations, focusing on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and on the complementarity between the Council of Europe and the UN. More