Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (AS/Jur)

(January 2018) The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Right promotes the rule of law and defends human rights. It is also responsible for a whole variety of activities that make it, de facto, the Assembly’s legal adviser. The Committee (AS/Jur) comprises 86 members and their alternates. It deals with a wide range of legal … Read more

Alliance launches No Hate Certificate to acknowledge and make visible the role of civil society in combating intolerance Co-operating with civil society has been part of the way of functioning of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance from the start. Representatives of associations and non-governmental organisations have been crucial interlocutors and have helped members to understand … Read more

Previous sessions and standing committees

Years 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2018Retour au sommaire 7. Standing Committee (Helsinki, 23 November 2018) 6. Fourth part (8-12 October 2018) 5. Third part (25-29 June 2018) 4. Standing Committee (Zagreb, 1 June 2018) 3. Second part (23-27 April 2018) 2. Standing Committee (Paris, 16 March 2018) 1. First part (22-26 January … Read more

The powers of the Assembly

Using its powers under the founding Statute, the Assembly can: Demand action from 47 European governments, who must jointly reply Conduct probes to uncover new facts about human rights violations Question Presidents and Prime Ministers on any topic it chooses Observe elections and send delegations to mediate in crisis hot-spots Negotiate the terms on which … Read more

Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights

  How are judges of the European Court of Human Rights elected? The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe elects the judges of the European Court of Human Rights, providing them with democratic legitimacy. According to the European Convention on Human Rights, judges must “be of high moral character and possess the qualifications required … Read more

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