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Rapporteurs call on all conflict parties to put an end to the humanitarian tragedy in Syria

Two PACE rapporteurs, Sevinj Fataliyeva and Dora Bakoyannis, have reacted strongly to the humanitarian tragedy unfolding in Syria’s Eastern Goutha, on the day the UN Security Council meets to discuss the situation. More

Rapporteur highlights ‘the very high quality of dialogue between PACE and the Parliament of Morocco’

“After meeting different game-players of the political reform process in Morocco, my impression is that reforms are on track and developing at various speeds,” said Bodgan Klich at the end of a fact-finding mission to Rabat. More

States must work together to stop terrorist funding, says committee

PACE’s Political Affairs Committee has urged European countries to co-operate and co-ordinate more closely to stop Daesh and other terrorist groups from accessing funding. More

Rapporteurs condemn new death sentences in Belarus

Yves Cruchten, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty and Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, have denounced two death sentences handed down by the Minsk City Court. More

Abolition of death penalty in Belarus, Supreme Court misses opportunity to quash death sentences

Yves Cruchten, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, and Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, have denounced the upholding of two death sentences by the Supreme Court of Belarus. More

Request for urgent debate on Israeli-Palestinian peace process: the role of the Council of Europe

The proposal by Titus Corlatean to define the role that Europe could play in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process was largely echoed by the Political Affairs Committee, which requested to hold an urgent debate. More