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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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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

Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev and the European Court of Human Rights

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

Trafficking of migrant workers for forced labour

24 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

To facilitate a peaceful, negotiated solution of the Kurdish issue in Turkey, Abdullah Öcalan should be released

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

Recent developments in Mali and Algeria and the threat to security and human rights in the Mediterranean region

23 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

Migration and asylum: mounting tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean

23 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly | Document type: Regional Reports

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