Spring session: states of emergency, hybrid war, editorial integrity, corruption

At its spring session (Strasbourg, 23-27 April), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will look at states of emergency and derogations from the European Convention on Human Rights. More

Allegations of corruption in PACE: publication of the Independent External Investigation Body report

The Independent External Investigation Body looking into allegations of corruption in PACE will present, on Sunday 22 April, its report to the Bureau of the Assembly (in camera). This report will be made public on the PACE website. More

Rapporteur ‘outraged’ at execution in Alabama of 83-year-old after 30 years on death row

Yves Cruchten, PACE General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has expressed outrage at the execution in Alabama of 83-year-old convicted murderer Walter Leroy Moody, by a lethal injection of drugs. More

Putting children’s wellbeing on the agenda

Key challenges and policy responses in the areas of children’s mental health and child friendly justice will be discussed at a meeting organised on 24 April in Strasbourg by the Committee on Social Affairs. More

Montenegro election: fundamental freedoms respected; governing party candidate had institutional advantage

"Fundamental freedoms were respected in the 15 April Montenegro presidential election, although the governing party candidate held an institutional advantage," the international observers concluded today.  More

Azerbaijan election lacked genuine competition in an environment of curtailed rights and freedoms, observers say

Azerbaijan election lacked genuine competition in an environment of curtailed rights and freedoms, say international observers from PACE, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the OSCE’s ODIHR. More

Michele Nicoletti: ‘The Convention provides a solid legal foundation for European unity’

“As a constitutional instrument of the European public order, the Convention provides a solid legal foundation for European unity,” said Michele Nicoletti, speaking at a conference in Copenhagen.  More

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