Anne Brasseur shocked at conditions in Yarl’s Wood detention centre

I am shocked to see the reports of detention conditions in Yarl’s Wood, and the attitude by the guards at this British immigration detention centre for women,” said Anne Brasseur today. More

'We must stay vigilant against new forms of intolerance'

Following a two-day visit to Germany, Ms Santerini has called for greater vigilance against movements such as Pegida and Legida, which spread the belief that people of different cultures and religions cannot live together in our countries.  More

PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs make fact-finding visit to Azerbaijan

Pedro Agramunt and Tadeusz Iwiński, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, will visit the country on 2-3 March to further assess the honouring of its obligations and commitments to the Council of Europe.  More

PACE President: ‘Time is running out for Nadiia Savchenko’

Anne Brasseur / Luxembourg, ALDE / $NW “Time is running out to spare the life of Nadiia Savchenko,” PACE President said appealing to the Russian authorities to show compassion for the Ukrainian pilot turned parliamentarian who is on hunger strike in a Moscow prison. More

PACE Standing Committee to meet in Paris

PACE Standing Committee meeting in the French National Assembly The Standing Committee will meet in Paris on Friday 6 March. Debates notably include threats to the rule of law in Council of Europe member States and democratic participation for migrant diaspora. More

'We must resist the temptation to dilute the absolute ban on torture'

“The absolute prohibition of torture, enshrined in Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, is undoubtedly the cornerstone of the system of protection of human rights in Europe," said Anne Brasseur.  More

PACE co-rapporteurs strongly condemn the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov

The two co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Russia by PACE, Theodora Bakoyannis and Liliane Maury Pasquier, have condemned in the strongest possible terms the killing of leading Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. More

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