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Serbia: 'Political will is key to pursue democratic reforms and secure minorities’ rights'

Samad Seyidov and Maria Guzenina assessed progress made by Serbia in fulfilling its Council of Europe obligations, concluding that this is accelerating with Serbia’s continued aspiration to join the EU. More

Poland: co-rapporteurs concerned about the situation of the Constitutional Court and reforms of the justice system

In an information note on “The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland”, the Monitoring Committee voiced concern about the “political and constitutional crisis” that had followed the 2015 parliamentary elections. More

Rapporteur alarmed by disruption of separation of powers in Poland

Bernd Fabritius, rapporteur on ‘new threats to the rule of law in Council of Europe member States – selected examples’, expressed his deep alarm following the adoption of two new laws relating to the judiciary in Poland. More

Serbia: co-rapporteurs to monitor the honouring of obligations and commitments

Samad Seyidov and Maria Guzenina, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Serbia, will make a visit to Belgrade, Bujanovac and Preševo to monitor the implementation of Resolution on the honouring of obligations and commitments by Serbia. More

General Rapporteur condemns execution in Virginia

The General Rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty for the PACE, Yves Cruchten, has strongly condemned the execution of William Charles Morva in the US Federal State of Virginia, on 6 July. More

General rapporteur condemns executions in Japan

The General Rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty for the PACE, Yves Cruchten, has strongly condemned the execution of two men – Masakatsu Nishikawa and Koichi Sumida – in Japan on 6 July 2017. More