Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017: call for nominations

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2017 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. More

The media and journalism in Europe, highlight of the 2017 winter part-session

Debates on attacks against journalists and media freedom in Europe, the challenges and accountability of online media and journalism, and the need to end cyberdiscrimination and online hate speech will be at the heart of the session. More

PACE President in Moscow: 'The voice of MPs from all Europe's 47 countries must be heard in the Assembly'

Ending his visit, Mr Agramunt spoke in favour of the continuation of contact between parliamentarians of all Council of Europe member States. "The voice of MPs from all Europe's 47 countries must be heard in the Assembly", he said.  More

Turkey: co-rapporteurs pledge to closely follow on-going constitutional changes

“Turkey is going through a crucial moment in its political history, reshaping its constitution while coping with the consequences of the on-going state of emergency,” said Ingebjørg Godskesen and Marianne Mikko.  More

Monitoring co-rapporteurs to visit Azerbaijan

Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, are to make a fact-finding visit to the country from 12 to 14 January. More

President condemns attack in Jerusalem

Pedro Agramunt has condemned the terrorist attack on young Israeli cadets at the weekend and expressed his condolences to the Speaker of the Knesset, which holds observer status with the Assembly. More

Rapporteurs urge Belarusian authorities to join the European family of abolitionists

Yves Cruchten, general rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, and Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, have deplored the death sentence handed down on Kiryl Kazachok by a Belarusian court. More

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