Category Archives: Our initiatives and report

27 Apr
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PACE warns of the new threat of ‘hybrid war’, but reaffirms that existing laws continue to apply

In a resolution based on a report by Boriss Cilevics (SOC), PACE has warned of the new threat of “hybrid war” – in which adversaries combine traditional military action with other hostile acts in the information sphere, such as cyberattacks ...

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27 Apr
0

The Assembly concerned about certain aspects of the Copenhagen Declaration

The Assembly has expressed certain concerns with regard to the Copenhagen Declaration on the reform of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights, adopted at a ministerial conference organised by the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers ...

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27 Apr
0

PACE spells out national steps to reduce climate change

Based on a report prepared by John Prescott (SOC) PACE has issued a strong call for national measures to cut global warming emissions through the Paris climate change agreement – and for Council of Europe countries to take the lead. ...

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25 Apr
0

Allegations of corruption: the report of the Rules Committee

The Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs has unanimously adopted a draft resolution and recommendation on the follow-up to the report of the Independent Investigation Body on the allegations of corruption within the Assembly, which will be ...

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20 Sep
0

Statement by PACE monitors, ending their visit to Azerbaijan

Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, co-rapporteurs of PACE for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, made the following statement at the end of their fact-finding visit to the country. Read more

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20 Sep
0

Monitors react to release of Mehman Aliyev in Azerbaijan

Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, ahead of their visit to Baku, have welcomed the recent release of Mehman Aliyev, director of the independent media outlet Turan. Read more

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04 Jul
0

SOC STATEMENT ON DISMISSAL OF PEDRO AGRAMUNT

The Socialist Group at the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe: “A formal dismissal is long overdue – now PACE has the legal basis to do so” On Friday 30 June 2017, 158 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of ...

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03 Jul
0

SOC Statement on full cooperation with investigation body

Statement The Socialist Group at the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe: “We call all members and former members of our group to fully cooperate with the independent external investigation body” On Monday, 26 June 2017 the Parliamentary Assembly ...

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30 Jun
0

PACE denounces ‘psychological’ methods used to exert political influence over the media

PACE has denounced a series of methods used to exert political influence over journalists – ranging from physical threats and detention through to intimidation and harassment of editors and journalists, more “insidious” psychological pressure aimed at inducing self-censorship, or putting ...

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29 Jun
0

PACE voices concern over delays in implementing the Court’s judgments

PACE today expressed deep concern about the number of Court judgments pending before the Committee of Ministers – nearly 10,000 – despite some progress, and even though all these judgments are not at the same stage of implementation. Read more

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