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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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Threats to the rule of law in Council of Europe member states: asserting the Parliamentary Assembly's authority

10 December 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

The situation in the Middle East

10 June 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Management of mixed migration and asylum challenges beyond the European Union's eastern border

8 April 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Recent developments in Mali and Algeria and the threat to security and human rights in the Mediterranean region

23 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Migration and asylum: mounting tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean

23 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Resettlement of refugees, towards greater solidarity

1 October 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Lives lost in the Mediterranean Sea: who is responsible?

5 April 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

The situation of IDPs and returnees in the North Caucasus region

5 March 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Alternatives to Europe's sub-standard IDP and refugee collective centres

3 October 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

The large-scale arrival of irregular migrants, asylum seekers and refugees on Europe's southern shores

13 April 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

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