Winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly (21-25 January 2019)
The following pre-recorded videos will be available online around two hours after their delivery.
Original language versions of pre-recorded videos are available on the Parliamentary Assembly website.
Monday 21 January 2019
Liliane Maury Pasquier, President of the Assembly
Debate: Progress report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee
Debate: Observation of the presidential election in Georgia (28 October and 28 November 2018)
Debate: Observation of the early parliamentary elections in Armenia (9 December 2018)
Tuesday 22 January 2019
Debate: Updating guidelines to ensure fair referendums in Council of Europe member States
Communication from the Committee of Ministers - Timo Soini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
Question time to Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Debate: Sergei Magnitsky and beyond - fighting impunity by targeted sanctions
Debate: Compatibility of Sharia law with the European Convention on Human Rights: can States Parties to the Convention be signatories to the “Cairo Declaration”?
Wednesday 23 January 2019
Joint debate: Media freedom as a condition for democratic elections
Joint debate: Public service media in the context of disinformation and propaganda
Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland
Debate: Internet governance and human rights
Joint debate: Discrimination in access to employment / For a disability-inclusive workforce
Thursday 24 January 2019
Debate under urgent procedure: The escalation of tensions around the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait and threats to European security
Debate under urgent procedure: The worsening situation of opposition politicians in Turkey: what to do to protect their fundamental rights in a Council of Europe member State?
Debate: The progress of the Assembly's monitoring procedure (January-December 2018) and the periodic review of the honouring of obligations by Iceland and Italy
Debate: Promoting the rights of persons belonging to national minorities
Friday 25 January 2019
Debate: Withdrawing nationality as a measure to combat terrorism: a human rights-compatible approach?
Debate: Improving follow-up to CPT recommendations: enhanced role of the Parliamentary Assembly and of national parliaments