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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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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

Improving the quality and consistency of asylum decisions in the Council of Europe member states

15 July 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

The situation in Iran

23 June 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The functioning of democratic institutions in Armenia

22 June 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Equal rights for homosexual partnerships

20 June 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Europe's forgotten people: protecting the human rights of long-term displaced persons

8 June 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Situation in Belarus

5 June 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Follow-up given by Georgia and Russia to Resolution 1647 (2009)

28 April 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

The functioning of democratic institutions in Moldova

28 April 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Observation of the Parliamentary elections in Montenegro (29 March 2009)

27 April 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

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