Monitors urge Azerbaijani authorities to allow peaceful demonstrations

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan by the Assembly, Stefan Schennach and Sir Roger Gale, are deeply worried by the escalation of police violence against peaceful demonstrators. More

PACE monitors express their deep concern and expectations ahead of Turkey trials

PACE Turkey monitors Thomas Hammarberg and John Howell have expressed their deep concern and expectations ahead of two trials of civil society activists to be held in Turkey this week. More

Rapporteur welcomes Turkish Constitutional Court ruling on journalist Mehmet Altan

Stefan Schennach has welcomed a Turkish Constitutional Court ruling that journalist Mehmet Altan’s rights were breached when a lower court failed to release him, and ordering the payment of compensation. More

Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination: ‘the public inquiry set up by the government is making real progress'

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) “I would like to thank the Maltese authorities for our frank, open and constructive discussions”, said Pieter Omtzigt, rapporteur on Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination at the end of his two-day visit to Malta. More

A new co-operation project with the Parliament of Morocco, PACE Partner for democracy

In the framework of co-operation between the Assembly and the Parliament of Morocco, a seminar open to officials of the Parliament of Morocco and members of the Jordanian Parliament will take place on 18-19 Feb. in Strasbourg. More

Standing Committee meets in Paris

The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will meet in Paris on Friday 6 March 2020. Rik Daems, President of the Parliamentary Assembly, will open the meeting. More

Rapporteur calls on Russian authorities to urgently investigate attack on journalist and lawyer in Chechnya

Stefan Schennach, rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of journalists, has expressed concern over the attack perpetrated against the investigative journalist Elena Milashina and lawyer Marina Dubrovina. More

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