The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will hold the first part of its 2022 session on 24 – 28 January 2022 in a hybrid format.
The Parliamentary Assembly will debate combating the rising hate against LGBTI people in Europe and alleged violations of their rights in the Southern Caucasus, as well as the role of the media in times of crisis.
The parliamentarians will be addressed by Zeljko Komsic, Chairperson of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also on the agenda are debates on the EU pact on migration and asylum seen from a human rights perspective, children's right to be heard in a democracy and on climate change, enforced disappearances on Council of Europe territory, and the functioning of democratic institutions in Armenia.
On 27 January the Assembly will hold a special event to mark the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, with addresses by French Education, Youth and Sports Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer and video messages from holocaust survivors.
At the beginning of the winter session, the MPs elected Tiny Kox, head of the United Left political group, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, while Elvira Kovacs, National Assembly member and Deputy Speaker, was elected Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Ivica Dacic, head of the delegation and members: Elvira Kovacs, Biljana Pantic Pilja, Dr Aleksandra Tomic, Zoran Tomic and Enis Imamovic, as well as deputy members: Prof. Dr Zarko Obradovic and Stanislava Janosevic will take part via video-conference.