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Sharia versus the Convention on Human Rights: protect human rights regardless of religious practices

The committee is greatly concerned that Sharia law, including provisions clearly contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights, is applied officially or unofficially in several Council of Europe member states. More

Improving follow-up to Anti-Torture Committee recommendations

Stressing the essential role of parliaments in promoting the work of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the committee made proposals to ensure better implementation of CPT recommendations. More

Monitors welcome stronger parliamentary oversight in Georgia, but concerned at ‘tense and polarised’ climate

The Georgian Parliament © Shutterstock Kerstin Lundgren and Titus Corlăţean assess Georgia's progress on fulfilling its Council of Europe obligations and commitments in an information note made public following a recent visit to Tbilisi. More

Design competition for the new Europe Prize trophy

The Committee on Social Affairs is launching a competition for the attention of art, design or architecture students from one of the Organisation’s 47 member States to create a new Trophy for the Europe Prize. More

Deprivation of nationality as an anti-terror measure may be ‘at odds with human rights’

The deprivation of nationality in the context of counter-terrorism strategies is “a drastic measure which can be extremely socially divisive” and may be “at odds with human rights”, according to the committee. More

President conveys her condolences and support to the French people

Following the deadly attack on the outskirts of Strasbourg's Christmas market, Liliane Maury Pasquier has conveyed her condolences to the Speakers of the two chambers of the French Parliament and the Mayor of Strasbourg. More