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Belarus: satisfaction at registration of opposition movement

“I wish to congratulate the activists of the Tell the Truth opposition movement for their perseverance and their engagement in the political life of Belarus”, said Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus. More

Sexual violence: introducing the 'no means no' principle in criminal codes

The committee strongly condemns sexual violence and harassment of women in public space, pointing out that this was a problem affecting all countries. “But such violence is not unavoidable,” said Françoise Hetto-Gaasch. More

The 20th anniversary of the Monitoring Committee and the challenges of a changing world

Meeting in Helsinki, the committee organised a seminar on “The international legal order in a changing world: challenges for the monitoring procedure of the Parliamentary Assembly” on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its creation. More

Homophobic and transphobic violence: protecting victims, ending impunity

“Homophobic and transphobic violence deprive LGBTI people of their rights, violate their human dignity and condemn them to a life of fear,” declared Jonas Gunnarsson, on the eve of the Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. More