Tuesday 30 September 2008

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: livestream and access to official documents (updated)

This week parliamentarians from 47 European countries are meeting for the fourth session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg in 2008.

You can watch the session on livestream.

At this minute, the parliamentarians are discussing the Georgian-Russian war and the consequences the Council of Europe has to draw:

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Terry Davis, remained very general and the Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, concentrated on the humanitarian dimension.

Interesting to note: The leader of the Georgian delegation speaks in ... German. The head of the Russian delegation repeats - in Russian - what has been said many times before.

The PACE will also review a proposed European Convention on Access to Official Documents, which would be the first binding international document covering that issue.