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Rapporteur congratulates new Maltese Prime Minister, urges prioritisation of the rule of law

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) Pieter Omtzigt, rapporteur on ‘Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law in Malta and beyond’, responded to the appointment of Robert Abela as Prime Minister of Malta, following his election. More

Rapporteur condemns two death sentences issued in Belarus

Titus Corlăţean, Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has denounced a judgment of the Mahilyow Court pronouncing death sentences for brothers Kostev, for stabbing to death their former school teacher. More

Monitors call on Azerbaijan to comply with Strasbourg Court ruling and annul sentences against Ilgar Mammadov

Stefan Schennach and Sir Roger Gale express their regret at the non-enforcement by Azerbaijan of the decision of the Court of Human Rights with regard to the annulment of the court sentences against Ilgar Mammadov. More

Rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan deplores the authorities’ failure to implement judgments of the Court

Sunna Ævarsdottir has reacted to the Azerbaijani authorities’ failure to implement key provisions of important judgments of the Court of Human Rights before the 31 December 2019 deadline set by the Committee of Ministers. More

President Liliane Maury Pasquier’s New Year wishes for 2020

"As 2019 comes to a close, I would like to wish every child and every adult a happy New Year. The year 2019 brought us many surprises, crises and discoveries. So, what lessons do we take with us into the new year ahead?" More

PACE rapporteur deplores further reported execution in Belarus

Titus Corlatean, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has deplored a further execution in Belarus, “a further sign that Belarus is not yet ready to align itself with European standards on this fundamental issue.” More