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Call for renewed commitment to the European Convention on Human Rights

To mark Human Rights Day 2017, Olena Sotnyk, Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, has called for Council of Europe member States to renew their commitment to the organisation’s basic standards. More

Protecting the right to child maintenance

The vast majority of single-parent families in Europe are headed by the mother, and the consequences of possible non-compliance of child maintenance payments impacts women disproportionately, the Equality Committee said. More

PACE President, ending visit, calls for greater European solidarity towards Greece

Stella Kyriakides has recognised the great efforts Greece continues to make to cope with the massive influx of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers, and called for greater solidarity among European States. More

PACE committee spells out steps to protect and rehabilitate children affected by armed conflict

Children traumatised by armed conflict need specialised support to re-build trust and create “new positive life experiences”, the Social Affairs Committee has said, approving a draft resolution, based on a report by Sevinj Fataliyeva. More

A citizenship income to guarantee a decent standard of living for everyone

The introduction of a citizenship income could help overcome poverty and guarantee decent living conditions for everyone, said the Social Affairs Committee, which has encouraged debate on this issue in each country. More

War Childhood Museum, Sarajevo, wins 2018 Museum Prize

The 2018 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to the War Childhood Museum, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The museum was selected by the PACE Culture Committee at a meeting in Budapest today. More