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Monitoring rapporteurs react to judgment of the Court of Amsterdam regarding the independence of Polish justice system

The rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for the monitoring of Poland, Azadeh Rohjan Gustafsson (Sweden, SOC) and Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD), reacted today to the decision of the international chamber of the Amsterdam Court regarding the Polish justice... More

Monitoring co-rapporteurs for Serbia deeply concerned by financial investigations against prominent NGOs and media

“We are deeply concerned about the information that financial investigations were launched by the Serbian Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering against over 50 prominent activists, NGOs and investigative media, including the 2019 PACE Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prizewinner “Youth... More

Monitoring co-rapporteurs urge Armenia and Azerbaijan to show restraint

“We are very concerned by the loss of life that the violation of the cease-fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan has caused,” said the PACE monitoring co-rapporteur for Armenia, Kimmo Kiljunen (Finland, SOC), and the co-rapporteurs for Azerbaijan, Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC) and Sir Roger Gale... More

Serbia monitors condemn violence and call for transparency

The PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Serbia, Ian Liddell-Grainger (United Kingdom, EC/DA) and Piero Fassino (Italy, SOC), have expressed great concern following the latest demonstrations and last week brutal clashes with police after new lockdown measures were announced in the country. “Any... More

Rapporteurs deeply concerned by the conviction of four human rights defenders in Turkey

Following the recent convictions of the four Turkish human rights defenders - Taner Kılıç, İdil Eser, Günal Kuşun and Özlem Dalkıran - in the so-called Büyükada trial, the rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Alexandra Louis (France, ALDE), Thomas Hammarberg... More

Georgia monitors welcome adoption of Constitutional amendments by the Georgian Parliament

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have welcomed the adoption today by the Georgian Parliament of the Constitutional amendments to implement the new election... More