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France - Colloquy on the future of the Council of Europe


Paris - Gianni Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission, participated in the colloquy entitled "Is the defence of human rights in Europe outdated? The Council of Europe is more necessary than ever", which the French National Assembly and Senate organised in Paris on 12 September. Eminent speakers, including French politicians Claude Bartolone, Speaker of the French National Assembly, René Rouquet, Chair of the French delegation to PACE, Harlem Désir, French Secretary of State for European Affairs, Robert Badinter, former French minister, and Council of Europe top figures Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General, Pedro Agramunt, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly, Jean-Claude Mignon and Anne Brasseur, former PACE presidents and Jean-Paul Costa, former President of the European Court of Human Rights discussed with numerous PACE members and foreign diplomats the future of the Council of Europe.
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