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Co-rapporteurs concerned by the developments regarding Leyla and Arif Yunus

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, have expressed concerns over the court order for Leyla and Arif Yunus to appear before the Baku Court of Appeals in person on 31 May. More

'Europe is at a crossroads,' says Stella Kyriakides in Nicosia

“Europe is at a crossroad, and we must not lose sight of the common good in favour of short-term political gains or narrowly defined national interests,” said Stella Kyriakides, at the 127th Session of the Committee of Ministers in Nicosia. 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

Committee highlights delays in the implementation of judgments of the Court

The committee deplores the “delays in implementing the Court’s judgments, the lack of political will to implement judgments on the part of certain States Parties and all attempts made to undermine the Court’s authority”. More

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

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