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Georgia: PACE monitors call on all political parties to take up their seats in parliament

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), today called on all political parties to accept the parliamentary seats they won in the recent elections and to enter into the... More

New procedure for selecting which Council of Europe states should face 'periodic review'

PACE's Monitoring Committee has decided that it will select the order of countries for "periodic review" on substantive grounds based on findings by the Assembly and other Council of Europe monitoring bodies, as well as "questions raised by members of the committee, international and national... More

PACE monitors concerned about outbreak of violence during protest in Yerevan

“We are deeply concerned by the outbreak of violence during the protest in Yerevan, including attacks on the Parliament and Government buildings and the physical aggression against the President of the National Assembly that left him hospitalised,” said Boriana Åberg (Sweden, EPP/DC) and Kimmo... More

Ukraine: monitor expresses deep concern over recent Constitutional Court decision on anti-corruption laws

The co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Ukraine, Alfred Heer (Switzerland, ALDE), has today expressed serious concern about the consequences of the recent decision of the Ukrainian Constitutional Court regarding anti-corruption... More

Turkey: Monitoring Committee strongly condemns new crackdowns on political opposition and civil dissent

PACE’s Monitoring Committee has strongly condemned new crackdowns on political opposition and civil dissent in recent months in Turkey and urged the Turkish authorities to “take meaningful steps” to improve standards in the field of democracy, rule of law and human rights. Unanimously approving a... More

Crucial issues still need addressing over the appointment of Supreme Court judges in Georgia

Following yesterday’s adoption by the Venice Commission of its opinion on the amendments to the Georgian law on the Common Court with regard to the appointment of Supreme Court judges, the Parliamentary Assembly’s co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and... More