Spring session: 27-30 April 2009 - PACE recommends dialogue and civil society initiatives to build up much needed trust in the conflict regions in Georgia
30.04.09 - Strasbourg,
In a text adopted yesterday on the humanitarian consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia and the follow-up given to Resolution 1648 (2009), PACE recommends that priority be given to dialogue between all parties, and steps must be taken to support civil society initiatives....(>>>)
Spring session: 27-30 April 2009 / Georgia-Russia: 'dialogue is the only way forward'
30.04.09 - Strasbourg,
The Assembly reviewed this morning the action taken by Georgia and Russia on Resolution 1647 (2009) adopted by the PACE in January 2009. The information report submitted by the co-rapporteurs of the Monitoring Committee (Luc Van den Brande (Belgium, EPP-CD) and Mátyás Eörsi...(>>>)
1055th meeting of the Deputies
29.04.09 - Strasbourg,
At the opening of the 1055th meeting of the Deputies on 22 April 2009, the Chair announced the publication of the second Annual Report on the Supervision of the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, covering the year 2008. The importance of this volume...(>>>)
Lluís Maria de Puig: ''The 'never again' sworn by the founders has not lost its immediacy''
29.04.09 - Strasbourg,
The Parliamentary Assembly President on 27 April recalled what he described as ''so many good reasons for the Council of Europe to persevere in its mission'' at a ceremony held in plenary sitting to mark the 60th anniversary of the organisation.(>>>)
A state of emergency should be ''a last resort''
28.04.09 - Strasbourg,
Declaring a state of emergency should be ''a means of last resort only'', clearly limited in time and subject to legislative and judicial oversight, according to the Assembly. Approving a report by Holger Haibach on 27 April(>>>)
Spring session: Finnish President and Spanish Prime Minister to address PACE
24.04.09 - Strasbourg,
Addresses by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero are among highlights of the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg on 27-30 April 2009. (>>>)
Fiftieth anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights
22.04.09 - Strasbourg,
The fiftieth anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights is being celebrated throughout 2009 with a series of initiatives, including the launch on 20 April of a special event-oriented website that will be enhanced and up-dated in the course of the year. (>>>)
Press release issued by the Registrar
15.04.09 - Strasbourg,
On Thursday, 16 April 2009 at 9 a.m the European Court of Human Rights will hold a Chamber hearing on the merits and the admissibility in the case of Georgia v. Russia (No. 1) (no. 13255/07).(>>>)
Tomorrow’s demonstration in Tbilisi - Statement by Spain’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers
09.04.09 - Strasbourg,
“On the eve of the opposition demonstration which is to take place in Tbilisi tomorrow, I call on the Georgian authorities, the organisers and the participants in the demonstration to act in a responsible and peaceful manner and exercise maximum restraint.(>>>)
Ministers' Deputies meeting
03.04.09 -
On 1 April 2009, the Ministers’ Deputies continued their consideration of the conflict in Georgia on the basis of a report submitted by the Secretary General. They agreed to resume their discussions at their 1055th meeting (22 April 2009), in the presence of the Secretary General....(>>>)