Summer Session: Croatian and Slovak Prime Ministers, Croatian and Luxembourg Foreign Ministers to address PACE

Summer Session: Croatian and Slovak Prime Ministers, Croatian and Luxembourg Foreign Ministers to address PACE

Strasbourg, 25-29 June

PACE is scheduled to elect its new President at its summer session in Strasbourg. VIPs to address members include the Croatian and Slovak Prime Ministers as well as the Luxembourg Foreign Minister. The Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs will present the communication from the Committee of Ministers. An exchange of views with the organisation's Secretary General is also scheduled.

Among the items on the agenda is the protection of human rights defenders as well as new restrictions on NGO activities in member states.

A series of reports linked to migration include the humanitarian situation of refugees in the countries neighbouring Syria, the extra-territorial processing of asylum claims and the creation of safe refugee shelters abroad as well as the human rights impact of the external dimension of the EU asylum and migration policy.

Forced marriage in Europe and the balance between the best interest of the child and the need to keep families together are also scheduled for debate.

Also on the agenda are the discrimination of LGBTI people in the Chechen Republic, the deliberate destruction and illegal trafficking of cultural heritage, and women in the economy.

An urgent debate has been requested on "Threats to the health and life of Ukrainian prisoners in the Russian Federation and occupied Crimea".

Reports and opinions on the agenda

Monday 25 June 2018

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Thursday 28 June 2018

Friday 29 June 2018