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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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Unfair presidential elections in Belarus

4 January 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The death penalty in Council of Europe member and observer states: a violation of human rights

3 January 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The obligation of member states of the Council of Europe to co-operate in the prosecution of war crimes

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

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

The protection of journalists' sources

1 December 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Observation of the general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina (3 October 2010)

11 November 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Preventing harm to refugees and migrants in extradition and expulsion cases: Rule 39 indications by the European Court of Human Rights

9 November 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The demographic future of Europe and migration

27 October 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

21 October 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Strengthening measures to protect and revive highly endangered languages

21 October 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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