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Diaspora policies: regional seminar in Rabat

The first regional seminar of the Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies, launched in Lisbon in September 2017, will be organised by the PACE, in Rabat on 8 February, at the invitation of the Moroccan Parliament. More

PACE calls for ban on trade in items used in executions or torture

PACE has called for a ban on trade in items used in executions or torture – urging all 47 Council of Europe member States to apply the approach of the EU, which bans some items and operates a case-by-case licensing system for others. More

Protecting rights of staff in international organisations

In adopting a resolution today, based on a report by Volker Ullrich, PACE recommended to introduce, in the international organisations, “reasonable alternative means of legally protecting” the rights of staff. More

IBAC-COE | GIAC-COE hearing session

The Investigation Body set up to look into allegations of corruption made against certain members and/or former members of the Assembly has met on 22-25 January to take oral evidence from several witnesses. More

Free debate on current issues

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held this morning a free debate on current issues not included in the session agenda. Twenty parliamentarians took the floor. More

Georgia: progress made, but items remain to be addressed, including with regard to the independence of the judiciary

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock “Over the last decade Georgia has made considerable and consistent progress in honouring its accession commitments and membership obligations,” said co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia. More