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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 honouring of obligations and commiments by Serbia

9 January 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Syrian refugees on the Turkish border: report on the visit to Antakya (Turkey), 26 July 2011

29 November 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

List of Reports, Opinions, Resolutions and Recommendations of the Committee 2011-1995

23 November 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic 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

Report on the visit to Lampedusa (Italy), 23-24 May 2011

30 September 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Undocumented migrant children in an irregular situation: a real cause for concern

16 September 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The European Convention on Nationality: application and solution proposals

24 August 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Roma asylum seekers in Europe

19 July 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Human rights and business

18 July 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Gender-related claims for asylum

18 July 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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