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Russia monitors urge the authorities to withdraw the designation of the Council of Europe Schools of Political Studies Association as an ‘undesirable organisation’

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Russia, Axel Schäfer (Germany, SOC) and Ria Oomen-Ruijten (Netherlands, EPP/CD), have deplored the Russian Prosecutor General’s decision to place the Association of Schools of Political Studies... More

‘Selahattin Demirtaş must be released now’: rapporteurs urge the Turkish authorities to implement the Court’s final judgment

“Selahattin Demirtaş must be freed from prison - and free to exercise his political rights in a democratic society again without further delay”, said the PACE rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden, SOC) and John Howell (United Kingdom, EC/DA), and Boriss Cilevičs... More

Rapporteurs urge Turkish parliament not to adopt new restrictions on NGOs

PACE monitors for Turkey Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden, SOC) and John Howell (United Kingdom, EC/DA) and Alexandra Louis (France, ALDE), PACE rapporteur on Restrictions on NGO activities in Council of Europe member States, expressed their deep concern about possible new restrictions which could be... More

Committee reviews progress of States under monitoring in 2020

The Monitoring Committee has adopted today an annual report taking stock of its monitoring activities in 2020 and making a series of assessments of the progress of the countries subject to its monitoring procedure or engaged in post-monitoring dialogue. There are eleven countries subject to the... More

Georgia: PACE monitors call on all political parties to take up their seats in parliament

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), today called on all political parties to accept the parliamentary seats they won in the recent elections and to enter into the... More

New procedure for selecting which Council of Europe states should face 'periodic review'

PACE's Monitoring Committee has decided that it will select the order of countries for "periodic review" on substantive grounds based on findings by the Assembly and other Council of Europe monitoring bodies, as well as "questions raised by members of the committee, international and national... More