Georgia-Russia war: PACE calls for humanitarian access to South Ossetia and Abkhazia
29.01.09 - Strasbourg,
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today called on both Russia and Georgia to allow unhindered and unconditional access for humanitarian organisations and aid to South Ossetia and Abkhazia – and said it was unacceptable that people living there should...(>>>)
PACE elects its President and Vice-Presidents
27.01.09 - Strasbourg,
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today re-elected LluĂ­s Maria de Puig as its President. PACE also elected its Vice-Presidents: (>>>)
PACE winter session: consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia, situation in Gaza and the global financial crisis
26.01.09 - Strasbourg,
The implementation of Resolution 1633 on the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia, adopted in October 2008, and the humanitarian consequences of the conflict will be one of the highlights of the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe...(>>>)
First ever world conference on constitutional justice
23.01.09 -
The theme of the conference is “Influential Constitutional Justice – its influence on society and on the development of a global jurisprudence on human rights”. It will look into the issue of how constitutional courts and Supreme Courts shape law, which in turn shapes society...(>>>)
President welcomes frank discussions with Russian authorities on PACE demands
21.01.09 - Strasbourg,
“I welcome the frank discussions with the Russian authorities and their willingness to engage in a constructive and open dialogue with the Assembly,” said Lluís Maria de Puig, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), at the end of a visit...(>>>)
PACE marks 50 years of electing judges to the European Court of Human Rights
21.01.09 - Strasbourg,
Fifty years ago today, the first judges of the European Court of Human Rights were elected by the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE). Under the terms of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Assembly – made up of parliamentarians from all 47 Council of...(>>>)
New Publication
20.01.09 - Tbilisi,
The Information Office in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs has published the “Glossary of the European Convention on Human Rights”, which includes the list of terminology used during the work with the Convention...(>>>)
PACE’s Presidential Committee to visit Moscow
20.01.09 - Strasbourg,
The Presidential Committee of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), led by its President, Lluís Maria de Puig, will visit Moscow on 19 January 2009 as part of the follow-up to the Assembly’s resolution on the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia....(>>>)
1045th Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies, 14 January
19.01.09 -
During their meeting on 14 January 2009, the Ministers’ Deputies pursued their discussions on the Council of Europe and the conflict in Georgia. They agreed to resume consideration at their 1046th meeting (21 January 2009) of an information note prepared by the Secretariat...(>>>)
Programme of Assistance to Emergency Municipal Planning in Georgia: Field Visit to the Pilot Municipality of Senaki
17.01.09 - Strasbourg,
The delegation composed of officials and experts of the Council of Europe, the Norwegian and Georgian Associations of Local Authorities and the City of Oslo will pay a visit to Georgia from 19 to 24 January 2009. (>>>)
The Congress Bureau meeting in Luxembourg
17.01.09 - Strasbourg,
The Bureau of the Congress will meet in Luxembourg on 20 January. Among issues to be discussed are the preparation of the forthcoming plenary session of the Congress (3-5 March 2009), as well as the observation of elections to the Supreme Council of Adjara (Georgia) held on 3...(>>>)
Intercultural dialogue and the fight against discrimination: Italy and Rome join forces with the Council of Europe
12.01.09 - Strasbourg,
To mark the publication in Italian of the "White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue", a press conference will be held on Thursday 15 January at 11 am in the Camera dei Deputati (Chamber of Deputies) in Rome with:(>>>)
2009: the year of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Council of Europe
06.01.09 -
Statement by Spain’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, Lluís Maria De Puig, President of the Parliamentary Assembly, and Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, on the occasion of the...(>>>)