European summit of Presidents of Parliament in Strasbourg

The Presidents of Parliament from the 47 Council of Europe member states and many partner, observer and neighbouring countries, along with the Presidents of other assemblies, will be meeting in Strasbourg on 24 and 25 October. More

Protection of whistleblowers: legislation must be changed, says rapporteur

PACE rapporteur Sylvain Waserman has commented on recent cases involving whistleblowers in Serbia and the United States, two countries with very protective whistleblower laws. More

Baku: co-rapporteurs concerned about violence used by the police during the dispersion of a rally

Stefan Schennach and Roger Gale, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, have expressed their deep concern about the violence used by the police during the dispersion of a rally held in Baku. More

Day against Human Trafficking: 'Better protection for victims through concerted pan-European action'

"Faced with the immense human suffering caused by trafficking in human beings, the relevant legal instruments of the Council of Europe should be promoted and strengthened," declared Vernon Coaker.  More

Daphne Caruana Galizia: ‘Her legacy will be measured in truth and justice’

“Before all else, my thoughts are with Daphne’s family on this day of mourning. Two years after her brutal assassination, they are still fighting for justice," said Peter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD). More

Liliane Maury Pasquier: ‘The digitisation of our societies goes to the very heart of democratic functioning'

“Increasing digitisation and certain aspects of artificial intelligence go to the very heart of democratic functioning, the rule of law and human rights in our societies,” said Liliane Maury Pasquier. More

Rapporteur calls for assurances that developments in Syria will not jeopardise justice for the victims of Daesh

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) Pieter Omtzigt, rapporteur on “Addressing the issue of Daesh foreign fighters and their families...”, responded to the withdrawal of US military forces from northern Syria and the subsequent military incursion by Turkish forces. More

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