Rapporteur on Interpol Abuses, concerned about 'Red Notice' arrests in Ukraine

Bernd Fabritius has expressed his deep concern about new reports on arrests of journalists and persons who have received political asylum on the basis of Red Notices issued by Interpol. More

President strongly condemns the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana

Stella Kyriakides, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, has condemned the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, known for her investigative work on corruption. More

40th anniversary of the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation

Bringing together some 70 participants, the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation (ECPRD) holds its annual Conference in Strasbourg on 19-20 October to mark its 40th anniversary.  More

Committee calls for greater co-operation between the Council of Europe and Kazakhstan

Axel Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD) “The Council of Europe should further enhance co-operation with Kazakhstan to assist it on the path of transformation towards democratic governance,” stated the Committee on Political Affairs, adopting a report by Axel Fischer. More

Call for stronger protection for rights of staff in international organisations

“The jurisdictional immunity of international organisations should not be allowed to cover abuses of the European Convention on Human Rights”, pointed out Volker Ullrich, in his report adopted by the Legal Affairs Committee. More

Reforms a ‘litmus test’ for new authorities in Skopje

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine''  © Zefart The capacity to deliver reforms in line with Council of Europe standards will be 'a litmus test' for the new government, according to the co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. More

Ahead of meeting with EU counterparts, rapporteur underlines suffering of migrants separated from their families

Ulla Sandbæk, rapporteur on family reunification for migrants and refugees, speaking ahead of a meeting with EU officials, has underlined the suffering that migrants can experience if they are separated from their families. More

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