President deplores holding of so-called 'elections' in Donetsk and Luhansk

I deplore the decision of the self-appointed authorities of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics to hold ‘parliamentary and presidential elections’ on 2 November, said Anne Brasseur. More

Co-rapporteurs concerned by proposed 'integration' treaty between Russia and self-proclaimed “Republic of Abkhazia”

Michael Aastrup Jensen (Denmark, ALDE) and Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) Co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia have expressed their deep concern at the treaty proposed by Russia for “alliance and integration” between the Russian Federation and the self-proclaimed “Republic of Abkhazia”. More

PACE rapporteur makes post-monitoring visit to Monaco

Jordi Xucla (Spain, ALDE) Jordi Xuclà will make a post-monitoring visit to Monaco on 6-7 November. Meetings are scheduled, in particular, with Prince Albert II, the President of the National Council and the Minister of State.  More

Parliaments must do more to ensure Strasbourg Court judgments are implemented

Non-implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights and the judgments of the Strasbourg Court “threatens the very survival of the Convention system”, warned Anne Brasseur today, opening a seminar in Madrid. More

Call for reliable and durable protection for witnesses who stand up for truth and justice

Arcadio Diaz Tejera (Spain, SOC) “Witnesses who stand up for truth and justice are owed reliable and durable protection, including legal and psychological support and robust physical protection before, during and after the trial,” Legal Affairs Committee said. More

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