2018

COPENHAGEN, 20 July 2018 – Following the end of a two-year state of emergency in Turkey earlier this week, the officers of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Chair Margareta Kiener-Nellen (MP, Switzerland), Vice-Chair Michael Georg Link (MP, Germany), and Rapporteur Kyriakos Hadjiyianni (MP, Cyprus) issued the following statement: “We welcome the end to the state of emergency

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George Tsereteli (second from right) at Tbilisi media conference, 18 July 2018 TBILISI, 19 July 2018 – OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President George Tsereteli (Georgia) participated this week in the 15th annual South Caucasus Media Conference organized by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media in Tbilisi, Georgia. Titled “Quality Journalism for Trustworthy and Credible Information,” the conference brought together more

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Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Tetyana Kovalchuk and Special Representative Hedy Fry KYIV, 14 July 2018 – Concluding a two-day visit to Kyiv, the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues, Hedy Fry (MP, Canada) underlined the need for greater equality between women and men to fully advance Ukraine’s reform agenda and conflict-resolution efforts. “Armed conflicts have a tendency to reinforce traditional gender roles and the situation

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Participants at Leinsweiler IV Seminar, 12 July 2018 BERLIN, 13 July 2018 – An OSCE Parliamentary Assembly seminar held this week in Berlin, Germany, focused on how to prevent ethnic conflicts through law and the exchange of best practice, notably through the protection of national minorities and accommodating ethnic diversity. The participants discussed in an informal setting the central role which parliamentarians could play in forming

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OSCE parliamentarians voting in plenary session in Berlin, 10 July 2018 (Photo: DBT/photothek) BERLIN, 11 July 2018 – OSCE parliamentarians should spare no effort in conveying OSCE values to parliamentary colleagues and to enact legislation that promotes full implementation of international commitments, the Parliamentary Assembly stated in the Berlin Declaration adopted at the German Bundestag today. (Download the Declaration in English ,

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Political and security committee rapporteur Kristian Vigenin, economic and environmental committee Rapporteur Sofio Katsarava and human rights committee Rapporteur Kyriakos Kyriakou-Hadjiyianni BERLIN, 10 July 2018 – The three general committees of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly – the political and security committee, the economic and environmental committee and the human rights and humanitarian affairs committee – have wrapped up their work

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