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World Day against the Death Penalty: 'fight to secure the universal abolition of this inhumane punishment'

On the occasion of the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty (10 October 2017), the Committee reaffirmed its commitment to the right to life and reiterated that capital punishment is cruel, inhuman and degrading. More

Miloš Zeman: ‘the endeavour of the CoE towards friendship and not hatred among European nations will be successful’

“I believe that the Council of Europe’s endeavour towards friendship and not hostility and hatred among European nations – including Russia – will be successful in the long term,” said Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic. More

PACE elects Lado Chanturia judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Georgia

The European Court of Human Rights The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly today elected Lado Chanturia as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Georgia. Mr Chanturia obtained an absolute majority of votes cast. More

Stella Kyriakides elected PACE President

Stella Kyriakides (Cyprus, EPP/CD) has been elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe following the resignation of Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD) on 6 October 2017. More