PACE Standing Committee to meet in Paris

PACE Standing Committee to meet in Paris

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will meet in Paris on Friday 1st March 2019. After an opening address by PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier, the parliamentarians will hold an exchange of views with Feride Acar, President of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) and Dubravka Šimonović, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.

The agenda will include, in particular, debates on the EBRD and promotion of democracy, the protection of human rights during transfers of prisoners, health needs of adolescents, the co-operation development as a tool for preventing migration crises, and the value of cultural heritage in a democratic society.

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The Standing Committee meeting, which is open to the press, will be held on Friday 1st March at the French Assemblée nationale (Salle Lamartine), 101 rue de l'Université, Paris 7ème (Metro station: Invalides/Assemblée nationale) and will begin at 9 am. For any accreditation request, please fill in this form and send it by Monday 25 February at the latest.

(*) The Standing Committee, which acts on the Assembly's behalf between plenary sessions, is made up of the President and Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, the chairpersons of political groups, the chairpersons of national delegations and the committee chairpersons.