President deplores the decision to hold so-called 'elections' in Donetsk and Luhansk

I deplore the decision of the self-appointed authorities of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics to hold ‘parliamentary and presidential elections’ on 2 November, said Anne Brasseur. More

Call for reliable and durable protection for witnesses who stand up for truth and justice

Arcadio Diaz Tejera (Spain, SOC) “Witnesses who stand up for truth and justice are owed reliable and durable protection, including legal and psychological support and robust physical protection before, during and after the trial,” Legal Affairs Committee said. More

Parliaments must do more to ensure Strasbourg Court judgments are implemented

Non-implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights and the judgments of the Strasbourg Court “threatens the very survival of the Convention system”, warned Anne Brasseur today, opening a seminar in Madrid. More

Many positive aspects of Ukraine elections an important step

Christopher Chope (United Kingdom, SOC) “The sombre mood of the Ukrainian people in these elections reflects the gravity of the crisis facing the country. A new Verkhovna Rada will be very different in composition", said Christopher Chope,head of the PACE delegation.  More

PACE President congratulates Ukrainian people on election

Anne Brasseur congratulated the Ukrainian people on holding early parliamentary elections which to a large extent comply with Ukraine’s democratic commitments and aspirations. More

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