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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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Parliaments united in combating sexual violence against children: mid-term review of the ONE in FIVE Campaign

23 April 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

Reinforcing the selection processes for experts of key Council of Europe human rights monitoring mechanisms

8 March 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

The Ukrainian Parliament vote to ban freedom of expression in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons

7 March 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

A new parliamentary effort to create a stability pact in the South Caucasus

18 February 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Country Reports

Reinforcing the selection processes for experts of key Council of Europe human rights monitoring mechanisms

14 February 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Detained MPs

7 February 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Violence against the Christian community in northern Nigeria

6 February 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Functioning of democratic institutions in "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

1 February 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Political prisoners in Armenia

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

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