Rapporteur alarmed by disruption of separation of powers in Poland

Bernd Fabritius, rapporteur on ‘new threats to the rule of law in Council of Europe member States – selected examples’, expressed his deep alarm following the adoption of two new laws relating to the judiciary in Poland. More

Poland: co-rapporteurs concerned about the situation of the Constitutional Court and reforms of the justice system

In an information note on “The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland”, the Monitoring Committee voiced concern about the “political and constitutional crisis” that had followed the 2015 parliamentary elections. More

Serbia: co-rapporteurs to monitor the honouring of obligations and commitments

Samad Seyidov and Maria Guzenina, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Serbia, will make a visit to Belgrade, Bujanovac and Preševo to monitor the implementation of Resolution on the honouring of obligations and commitments by Serbia. More

General Rapporteur condemns execution in Virginia

The General Rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty for the PACE, Yves Cruchten, has strongly condemned the execution of William Charles Morva in the US Federal State of Virginia, on 6 July. More

Turkey: co-rapporteurs ask for immediate release of arrested human rights defenders

Co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey have expressed serious concern at the arrest of several prominent human rights defenders in Istanbul on 5 July, including Amnesty International Director İdil Eser.  More

Armenia and Azerbaijan: monitors express concern at renewed violence along line of contact in the Fizuli region

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia and Azerbaijan expressed concern at the escalation of violence near Alkhani village in the Fuzili region, and regretted that this has led to casualties among which are civilians. More

Body to investigate alleged corruption at PACE calls for evidence

The body conducting an independent, external investigation into allegations of corruption within the Parliamentary Assembly has invited anyone wishing to provide evidence to contact its secretariat.  More

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