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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2018: call for nominations

Vaclav Havel © Shutterstock The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2018 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. More

Winter session: the Presidents of Armenia and Austria, Prime Minister and Crown Princess of Denmark

The Presidents of Armenia and Austria, as well as the Prime Minister and the Crown Princess of Denmark, are among VIPs to address the PACE winter session, taking place from 22 to 26 January in Strasbourg. More

Rapporteurs concerned at the arrest of the head of the Memorial Human Rights Centre in the Chechen Republic

Two rapporteurs have expressed serious concern at the arrest of Oyub Titiev, a prominent human rights defender and head of the Memorial Human Rights Centre in the Chechen Republic. More

PACE round table in Paris on the Transnistrian settlement process

The Sub-Committee on conflicts between Council of Europe member States will hold a round table on the Transnistrian settlement process, with representatives of the Moldovan authorities and the Transnistrian de facto authorities. More

Israel's death penalty bill: a step in the wrong direction

"Yesterday, the Knesset gave its preliminary approval for legislation that would make it easier for a court to impose a death sentence for murder in attacks classified as terrorism. This is a worrying development," said Yves Cruchten. More

Stella Kyriakides: "bridging the gaps by showing more solidarity"

"2017 has been a year of extraordinary challenges for the Council of Europe. Now, as we approach 2018, we need to take stock of where we are and to provide hope for the coming year", PACE President Stella Kyriakides said. More