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Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe reconvenes in Strasbourg

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will hold its second part-session the third week of April

The second part-session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will take place on 22 to 26 April 2013.

The Parliamentary Assembly will hold a number of debates throughout the week, including three reports with United Kingdom rapporteurs. Michael Connarty MP will present on the debate “Young people’s access to fundamental rights”; James Clappison MP on “Frontex: the need to improve its human rights role and capabilities”; and Christopher Chope MP will speak on “Draft Protocol No. 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights”.

A number of personalities are due to address PACE during the week, including:

  • Joachim Gauck, President of Germany
  • Gilbert Saboya Sunye, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Andorra
  • Bidzina Ivanishvili, Prime Minister of Georgia
  • Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
  • Moncef Marzouki, President of Tunisia
  • Victor Ponta, Prime Minister of Romania
  • Antoni Marti, Head of Government of Andorra
  • Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and
  • Nils Muiznieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

For a closer look at the second part-session consult the PACE agenda.