Winter Session 2014: the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine

Winter Session 2014: the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine

Strasbourg, 27-31 January 2014

An urgent debate on "The functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine"* as well as a debate on "Refusing impunity for the killers of Sergei Magnitsky" are among highlights of PACE's Winter Session, taking place in Strasbourg from 27 to 31 January 2014.

Werner Faymann, Federal Chancellor of Austria, and Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, will address the Assembly. The parliamentarians will also elect PACE's President.

The parliamentarians will hold three joint debates on preventing racism, climate change and hosting migrants in Europe. Also, the Assembly will evaluate the partnership for democracy with the Palestinian National Council.

Reports and opinions from the agenda

Monday 27 January

  • Doc. 13394 (report on credentials) Examination of credentials of representatives and substitutes
  • Doc. 13374 (progress report) Activities of the Assembly's Bureau and Standing Committee (5 October 2013 – 26 January 2014)
  • Doc. 13374 Addendum I (addendum to the progress report) Activities of the Assembly's Bureau and Standing Committee (27 January 2014)
  • Doc. 13374 Addendum II (addendum to the progress report) Election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights
  • Doc. 13393 (communication) President's activities between the fourth part of the Ordinary session of 2013 and the first part of the Ordinary session of 2014

Tuesday 28 January

  • Doc. 13360 (communication) Election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights - List and curricula vitae of candidates submitted by the Government of Denmark
  • Doc. 13356 (report) Refusing impunity for the killers of Sergei Magnitsky
  • Doc. 13356 Addendum I (addendum to the report) Refusing impunity for the killers of Sergei Magnitsky
  • Doc. 13385 (report) A strategy to prevent racism and intolerance in Europe
  • Doc. 13384 (report) Tackling racism in the police
  • Doc. 13382 (report) Evaluation of the partnership for democracy in respect of the Palestinian National Council
  • Doc. 13398 (committee opinion) Evaluation of the partnership for democracy in respect of the Palestinian National Council

Wednesday 29 January

  • Doc. 13386 (report) Internet and politics: the impact of new information and communication technology on democracy
  • Doc. 13399 (committee opinion) Internet and politics: the impact of new information and communication technology on democracy
  • Doc. 13372 (report) Syrian refugees: how to organise and support international assistance?
  • Doc. 13403 (committee opinion) Syrian refugees: how to organise and support international assistance?
  • Doc. 13367 (report) Migrants: ensuring they are a benefit for European host societies
  • Doc. 13361 (report) Integration tests: helping or hindering integration?

Thursday 30 January

  • Doc. 13405 (report) The functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine
  • Doc. 13405 Addendum (addendum to the report) The functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine
  • Doc. 13368 (report) Stepping up action against global inequalities: Europe's contribution to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) process
  • Doc. 13362 (report) Climate change: a framework for a global agreement in 2015
  • Doc. 13366 (report) Energy diversification as a fundamental contribution to sustainable development

Friday 31 January

  • Doc. 13383 (report) Revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television
  • Doc. 13406 (committee opinion) Revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television
  • Doc. 13370 (report) Accountability of international organisations for human rights violations