The “House of Leaves” (Tirana, Albania) wins 2020 Museum Prize

The 2020 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to The National Museum of Secret Surveillance “House of Leaves” (Tirana, Albania,) at a meeting in Paris today. More

After another week of revelations in Malta, PACE rapporteur renews call for Prime Minister’s immediate resignation

After another week of revelations, Pieter Omtzigt has reiterated his call for Prime Minister Muscat to resign with immediate effect, pointing to shocking new testimony which “directly implicates the Office of the Prime Minister in the murde More

70 years of PACE – and the women behind its greatest successes

A new short film which revisits the high points in the 70-year history of the PACE, with a special focus on the women who contributed to the Assembly’s success, has just premièred in Strasbourg. More

Reliable advice and information for modern contraception accessible to all

All types of modern contraception “should be accessible and affordable for everyone”, irrespective of their sex, social or national origin and any other status, says the Equality Committee. More

For a legally binding Council of Europe instrument against trafficking in human tissues and cells

The use of human cells and tissues for transplantation and research, while saving lives and restoring essential physical functions, raises many ethical and legal questions, according to the Social Affairs Committee. More

PACE committee lists steps needed to combat ‘organ transplant tourism’

A PACE committee has set out a series of steps to combat organ transplant tourism – including better traceability for donors and recipients, enforcing international referral systems and more work to tackle trafficking in general. More

Preventing violence and discrimination against religious minorities amongst refugees in Europe

The committee called upon member States to express their political will to ensure greater protection to refugees and asylum-seekers by preventing religiously motivated violence and discrimination. More

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