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Protecting human rights during transfers of prisoners

Unacceptable conditions during transfers of prisoners may amount to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights, the Committee on Legal Affairs underlined. More

PACE elects Raffaele Sabato judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Italy

The European Court of Human Rights The Parliamentary Assembly today elected Raffaele Sabato as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Italy. Mr Sabato is elected for a term of office of nine years which shall commence as from 4 May 2019. More

PACE elects Erik Wennerström judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Sweden

The Parliamentary Assembly today elected Erik Wennerström as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Sweden. His nine years term of office shall commence no later than three months after his election. More

PACE rapporteur deeply concerned about Murat Arslan's conviction

Raphaël Comte today reacted to the conviction of Turkish judge Murat Arslan, winner of the 2017 PACE Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, who on Friday was sentenced by a first-instance court in Ankara to ten years in prison. More

Sexism, harassment and violence against women: #NotInMyParliament

“We must denounce sexist stereotypes which result in open and subtle discrimination, as well as harassment, intimidation and violence," said PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier launching the hashtag initiative #NotInMyParliament. More

Opening of the 2019 Winter Session

The Assembly decided to hold urgent debates on the escalation of tensions around the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait and threats to European security and on the worsening situation of opposition politicians in Turkey. More