Parliaments as conduits for transmitting Council of Europe values to the citizen

The Speaker of Serbia’s National Assembly Maja Gojkovic, addressing the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament, has said it is the duty of parliamentarians to help “bring the benefits of Council of Europe mechanisms to our citizens”.

Presenting a keynote speech on the topic “National parliaments and the Council of Europe: together promoting democracy, human rights and the rule of law”, she pointed out that legislation implementing Council standards contributed to “creating a richer base” of basic norms.

She invited her fellow Speakers to take up the various Council of Europe campaigns, helping to promote core values.