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Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) consists of a number of individual representatives from each member State, with a President elected each year from among them for a maximum period of three sessions. The balance of political parties within each national delegation must ensure a fair representation of the political parties or groups in their national parliaments. The Assembly can adopt three different types of texts: recommendations, resolutions and opinions. Recommendations contain proposals addressed to the Committee of Ministers, the implementation of which is within the competence of governments. Resolutions embody decisions by the Assembly on questions, which it is empowered to put into effect or expressions of view for, which it alone is responsible. The Assembly mostly expresses opinions on questions put to it by the Committee of Ministers, such as the admission of new member states to the Council of Europe, but also on draft conventions, the budget, the implementation of the Social Charter. Website: assembly.coe.int/
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Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev and the European Court of Human Rights

25 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

To facilitate a peaceful, negotiated solution of the Kurdish issue in Turkey, Abdullah Öcalan should be released

23 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovo

12 December 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Allegations of politically-motivated abuses of the criminal justice system in Council of Europe member states

7 August 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey: recent developments

24 June 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Women in prison

23 June 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Resolution 1606 (2008) on the Abuse of the criminal justice system in Belarus

15 April 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Recommendation 1832 (2008) on the Abuse of the criminal justice system in Belarus

15 April 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Abuse of the criminal justice system in Belarus

10 December 2007 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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