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

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

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

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

Azerbaijan: PACE to observe the early Presidential election

A 33-member PACE delegation, led by Viorel Riceard Badea, will observe the early Presidential election in Azerbaijan on 11 April,alongside observers from the OSCE-PA and the OSCE-ODIHR. More

Yves Cruchten: ‘Turkish civil society must be able to fully enjoy the right to freedom of association and expression’

"I call on the Turkish authorities to lift the state of emergency as quickly as possible", Yves Cruchten, PACE rapporteur on “Preventing inappropriate restrictions on NGO activities in Europe”, said at the end of a visit to Ankara. More

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