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Russian Federation: concern about recent developments in relation to the respect for human rights

The co-rapporteurs of the PACE Monitoring Committee for the Russian Federation have expressed their serious concern regarding recent developments in relation to the respect for human rights in the Russian Federation. More

Only one week left to submit candidates for the 2017 Václav Havel Prize

Vaclav Havel © Shutterstock The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2017 Václav Havel Prize - which aims to reward outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond - is 30 April. More

Turkey: reintroducing the death penalty ‘incompatible’ with Council of Europe membership

"President Erdogan should be under no illusion: reintroducing the death penalty would be simply incompatible with Turkey’s continued membership", said Yves Cruchten, General Rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty. More

Turkey’s constitutional referendum: an unlevel playing field

The 16 April constitutional referendum in Turkey was contested on an unlevel playing field, and the two sides in the campaign did not have equal opportunities, the international observers concluded in a statement released today. More

Rapporteur visits Norway for ideas on how women can boost integration

Gabriela Heinrich, who is preparing a report for the Parliamentary Assembly on “migration from a gender perspective: empowering women as key actors for integration”, is to visit Norway from 18 to 19 April. More

PACE Spring session: the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey

The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey will take centre-stage at the Spring plenary part-session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Strasbourg from 24 to 28 April. More