The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador has voted for accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), paving the way to become the 124th State Party to the international criminal court.
PGA calls on all its members to repeal all discriminatory laws that sanction the permissibility of human rights abuses against girls and women, enact legislation that protects their rights and promotes their participation in all public spheres.
Through the Parliamentary Platform, PGA has launched targeted campaigns in selected countries, including Malaysia, to raise awareness among Parliamentarians, strengthen political will and provide technical assistance for initiatives on this issue.
Today, the Senate of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) voted quasi unanimously for the adoption of the Law implementing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the domestic legal order.
Members of PGA’s Australian National Group met with experts to discuss the important role of the ICC in Australia
On Friday 23 October 2015, PGA participated at the Launch of the Code of Conduct regarding Security Council action against genocide, crimes against humanity, or war crimes at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The delegation led by the Women’s Information Consultative Center from Ukraine that visited The Hague to learn about best practices regarding women's protection from Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)
Margareta Cederfelt (MP, Sweden) will serve as Head of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Delegation, which will include approximately 40 MPs from nearly 20 OSCE participating States.
Parliamentarians in 77 countries call for an end to Child Marriage
To date, PGA’s Global Parliamentary Declaration to End Child Marriage has been endorsed by 729 Members of Parliament from 77 countries around the globe.
Parliamentary Seminar and a Technical Workshop in the framework of the PGA ICC Campaign for the Effectiveness of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
While a relative majority of States have taken abolitionist positions and the number of executions has decreased in 201, 58 States still apply the death penalty
Hon. Koffi Jean Joel Kissi, MP Welcomes Ratification of ATT by Togo
Hon. Laurent Ngon-Baba MP welcomes Accession to Arms Trade Treaty by Government of CAR
PGA was pleased and privileged to receive the Hon. Prime Minister of Tonga and PGA Defender of Democracy Awardee (DDA) 2013, H.E. Mr. Samiuela 'Akilisi Pohiva
Legislators agreed that, given that misconceptions and misperceptions around the Rome Statute had now been clarified, there was room for consensus in favor of ratification.
On 28th and 29th September 2015, PGA facilitated the visit of a delegation of parliamentarians from the Foreign Affairs Committee of El Salvador to The Hague
Nepal joins eight other countries that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in their constitution.
The Government of Mauritania deposited its Instrument of Ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty on 23rd September, 2015
This gathering represents a historic step toward peace in Colombia as both parties reaffirmed their commitment to the agreements reached to date and concluded on end-date to the conflict.