Standing Committee to meet in Paris

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will meet in Paris on Friday 16 March 2018. After an opening address by PACE President Michele Nicoletti, the parliamentarians will hold an exchange of views with the President of the European Court of Human Rights, Guido Raimondi.

The agenda will include debates on gender equality and child maintenance, as well as on the Modification of the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure: the impact of the budgetary crisis upon the list of working languages of the Assembly.

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The Standing Committee meeting, which is open to the press, will be held on Friday 16 March from 9 am to 12 noon at the Assemblée nationale (Salle Lamartine), 101 rue de l’Université, Paris 7ème (Metro station: Invalides/Assemblée nationale). For any accreditation request, please send an e-mail to, indicating your last name, first name, date and place of birth, by Monday 12 March at the latest.


(*) The Standing Committee, which acts on the Assembly’s behalf between plenary sessions, is made up of the President and Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, the chairpersons of political groups, the chairpersons of national delegations and the committee chairpersons, totalling some 60 parliamentarians from the Council of Europe's 47 member States.