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Abolition of death penalty in Belarus, Supreme Court misses opportunity to quash death sentences

Yves Cruchten, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, and Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, have denounced the upholding of two death sentences by the Supreme Court of Belarus. More

Abolition of death penalty in Belarus, Supreme Court misses opportunity to quash death sentences

Yves Cruchten, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, and Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, have denounced the upholding of two death sentences by the Supreme Court of Belarus. More

An Ad hoc Committee on the role and mission of the Assembly

At its last meeting, the Bureau decided to set up an ad hoc Committee on ‘The role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly’. Its purpose is to make proposals to the Bureau on the implementation of the Resolution 2186. More

Petra de Sutter on International Migration Day: “a crying shame for Europe”

“This year, International Migration Day is probably the most inglorious day for Europe”, today said Petra De Sutter (Belgium, SOC), PACE General Rapporteur on conditions of reception of refugees and migrants. More

Coming election of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

The Bureau took note of and declassified the report drawn up by the Sub-Committee on Human Rights on the hearing of the candidates to the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. More

Request for urgent debate on Israeli-Palestinian peace process: the role of the Council of Europe

The proposal by Titus Corlatean to define the role that Europe could play in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process was largely echoed by the Political Affairs Committee, which requested to hold an urgent debate. More