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PACE calls for re-opening of Boris Nemtsov murder investigation

PACE has called on the Russian authorities to “re-open and continue” their investigation into the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, listing a number of “serious concerns” over its independence and effectiveness. More

Combating violence in all its forms against migrant children

The Assembly expressed its concern about the “serious threats” faced by migrant children on their way to Europe and important gaps in the policies and procedures, which limit the legal opportunities for migration in Europe More

PACE elects Anja Seibert-Fohr judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Germany

The Parliamentary Assembly today elected Anja Seibert-Fohr as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Germany. Her term of office of nine years shall commence as from 1 January 2020. 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

Marija Pejčinović Burić elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe

The Assembly today elected Marija Pejčinović Burić (Croatia) Secretary General of the Council of Europe for a five-year term beginning on 18 September 2019. She obtained 159 votes, an absolute majority. More

PACE ratifies Russian delegation’s credentials

PACE has voted to ratify the credentials of the Russian delegation after they were challenged on substantial grounds, declaring it remained “committed to dialogue as a means of reaching lasting solutions”. More