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PACE rapporteur welcomes announcement of public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) Pieter Omtzigt, PACE Rapporteur on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, has welcomed the Maltese Government’s undertaking to carry out a public inquiry into the background to the murder of the prominent journalist. More

Harassment and bullying at Westminster: time to declare #NotInMyParliament

PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier has reacted to the publication of two independent inquiries into bullying and harassment in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. More

Stepping up legislative and awareness-raising work to combat sexism against women parliamentarians

"Parliamentarians must adopt a clear legal framework to sanction abuses and promote equality education," said Liliane Maury Pasquier, speaking at an event in Geneva on violence against women in politics. More

Committee backs new principles aimed at ensuring Ombudspersons stay independent

The Legal Affairs Committee has given its backing to a new set of principles aimed at ensuring national Ombudsman’s offices across Europe remain independent, objective, transparent, fair and impartial. More

‘Parliaments can act as relays for ensuring the inclusiveness of UN development goals’

“National parliaments are important relays for ensuring the inclusiveness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030,” said PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier. More

Improving the protection of whistleblowers

The committee has proposed that Council of Europe member States, which are also members of the EU, transpose into their national legislation the European Parliament's directive aimed at “guaranteeing a high level of protection” to whistleblowers. More