You are cordially invited to a guest lecture by Anne Brasseur, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) that will take place at Riga Graduate School of Law on Monday, 27 April at 16:00, room W-42. During the lecture the challenges to human rights and democracy in Europe will be discussed with students, faculty members and others. A lecture will be followed by a question and answer session.
The lecture will be held in English. Please, register in advance online
Anne Brasseur was elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in January 2014. Brasseur was president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in PACE from 2009 to 2014. She has previously been Minister for National Education, Vocational Training and Sports in Luxembourg.
The Council of Europe (CoE) is Europe's leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are EU members. All CoE member states have signed the European Convention on Human Rights with the aim to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
The Parliamentary Assembly is composed of 318 parliamentarians appointed by the 47 member states' national parliaments. Though it contains many voices, reflecting political opinion across the continent, its mission is to uphold the shared values of human rights, democracy and the rule of law that are the "common heritage" of the peoples of Europe.