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President Liliane Maury Pasquier’s New Year wishes for 2019

On this New Year’s Eve 2019, I would like to wish all European citizens and the authorities of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe peace and good health. This year will be particularly symbolic for the Council of Europe. More

PACE monitors express concern at conviction in Turkey of honorary PACE member

PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Turkey Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans have expressed their deep concern at the conviction of honorary PACE member Ertuğrul Kürkçü to two years in prison. More

Albania: co-rapporteurs call on ruling majority and opposition to cooperate, evaluate judicial reform

Tirana (Albania) © Shutterstock Stressing that the political environment in Albania remained 'polarised, contentious and acrimonious', Andrej Hunko and Joseph O'Reilly urged the ruling majority to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the opposition on key reforms. More

New walls against migrants ‘morally unacceptable’, says committee

On the eve of International Migrants’ Day (18 December), the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons, in a statement, called for the respect of migrants’ fundamental rights. 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

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