Winter Session: Finnish President to address the Assembly

On the occasion of the Winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg (21-25 January 2019), the President of Finland will deliver a speech. More

Two rapporteurs condemn the latest alleged murder, torture and illegal detention of LGBTI persons in Chechnya

Frank Schwabe and Piet De Bruyn today condemned the recent alleged attacks on the LGBTI community in Chechnya, during which two people were reportedly tortured to death and around forty detained by the authorities. More

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2019: call for nominations

Vaclav Havel © Shutterstock The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2019 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. More

Following refugee death, rapporteur urges end to ‘inhuman’ conditions for asylum seekers in Greece

“Catastrophic humanitarian standards combined with snowfall and freezing temperatures are again threatening asylum seekers in several Greek refugee camps,” said Petra De Sutter. More

Azerbaijan: co-rapporteurs call upon authorities to review Mehman Huseynov’s case

Sir Roger Gale and Stefan Schennach expressed their deep concern at the new charges brought against an anti-corruption Azerbaijani blogger and Chairman of the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety. More

President Liliane Maury Pasquier’s New Year wishes for 2019

On this New Year’s Eve 2019, I would like to wish all European citizens and the authorities of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe peace and good health. This year will be particularly symbolic for the Council of Europe. More

PACE monitors express concern at conviction in Turkey of honorary PACE member

PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Turkey Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans have expressed their deep concern at the conviction of honorary PACE member Ertuğrul Kürkçü to two years in prison. More

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