27-31 January, Strasbourg

Parliamentary Assembly Winter Session

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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 27 January 2020

Full session

Opening of the Session

Rik Daems, President of the Parliamentary Assembly

Progress report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee

Debate: Observation of the early parliamentary elections in Belarus (17 November 2019)

Communication from the Committee of Ministers: David Zalkaliani, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia, President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe


Tuesday 28 January 2020

Full session

Election: Judge to the European Court of Human Rights 

Debate: The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland

Salome Zourabichvili, President of Georgia

Debate: Threats to media freedom and journalists’ security in Europe


Wednesday 29 January 2020

Full session

Debate: The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace

Igor Dodon, President of the Republic of Moldova

Communication from Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Debate: Complementary joint procedure between the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly in response to a serious violation by a member State of its statutory obligations

Debate: Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation


Thursday 30 January 2020

Full Session

Debate under urgent procedure: International obligations concerning the repatriation of children from war and conflict zones

Debate: Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

Joint debate: Concerted action against human trafficking and the smuggling of migrants - Missing refugee and migrant children in Europe

Debate: The progress of the Assembly's monitoring procedure (January-December 2019)


Friday 31 January 2020

Full Session

Debate: Democracy hacked? How to respond?

Joint debate

- Organ transplant tourism

- Combating trafficking in human tissues and cells