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Police harassment of gay men and transgender women in Azerbaijan must stop

“I am deeply concerned by reports that gay men and transgender women in Azerbaijan have recently been targeted by the police,” said Piet De Bruyn, PACE General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBTI persons, today. More

Call for a ban on ‘sex-normalising’ surgery for intersex children

A committee has called for a ban on any medically unnecessary "sex-normalising" surgery, as well as sterilisation and other treatments on intersex children without their informed consent. More

Empowering women in the economy to strengthen the economy itself

“Empowering women in the economy of a country is a means of both reducing intolerable discrimination and strengthening the economy itself,” said Brigitte Longuet, addressing the committee today. More

René Rouquet: Make migration a win-win factor for host societies and countries of origin

René Rouquet (France, SOC) “Migration is an opportunity for making our societies stronger and better adapting them to the challenges of the modern world,” said René Rouquet, Vice-President of the PACE, in Lisbon today in his opening speech. More

Roma genocide: remembering the past to strengthen the fight against prejudice

On the occasion of International Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day, Milena Santerini calls to strengthen their efforts to ensure that sites where Roma were persecuted and exterminated during World War II are recognised. More

Death of Simone Veil: an icon of French politics and a committed European

“I would like to pay tribute to Simone Veil, who dedicated her life to women’s rights and European ideals,” said Elena Centemero, extending her sincere condolences on behalf of the PACE to the family of Simone Veil. More