Concern about reports of growing escalation of the conflict in Ukraine

I am gravely concerned by the reports of escalation of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and its implications for the two member states of the Council of Europe, Russia and Ukraine,” said Anne Brasseur. More

Three nominees for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2014

Vaclav Havel © Shutterstock B'Tselem Israeli Information Center for Human Rights (Israel), Jesuit Refugee Service (Malta) and Anar Mammadli (Azerbaijan) are the three candidates shortlisted in Prague today for this Prize. More

Gaza: President welcomes truce, calling on both sides to live up to commitments

Anne Brasseur welcomed the long-term ceasefire deal reached between Israel and the Palestinians. She called on both sides to live up to their commitments and to engage in a meaningful political dialogue. More

Committee head urges more help for persecuted religious groups in Iraq

Theodora Bakoyannis has called on the international community to send humanitarian aid to religious groups in Iraq threatened by the terrorist insurgency there and to help restore security.  More

PACE President: spirit of Václav Havel lives on in the Czech Republic

After her high level official visit to the Czech Republic, Parliamentary Assembly President Anne Brasseur was pleased to note that “the political and human rights spirit of Václav Havel lives on in the country.” More

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