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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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The follow-up to the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

22 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Respect of human rights of the Bulgarian national minority in Serbia

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

Ukrainian Parliament votes for wide-ranging ban on the exercise of freedom of expression in support of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons

21 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

The International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance

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

An additional protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights on national minorities

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

Draft Protocol No. 15 amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

19 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Gender equality in the countries of the former Yugoslavia

17 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Lithuanian authorities retain Russian minors on their territory

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

The situation in Kosovo and the role of the Council of Europe

7 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Ensuring the viability of the Strasbourg Court: structural deficiencies in States Parties

7 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

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