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On Anti-Racism Day, Gabriela Heinrich takes aim at populism and nationalism

The Assembly's General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, Gabriela Heinrich, has targeted European leaders who stir populist or nationalist sentiment in a statement to mark Anti-Racism Day. More

Rapporteurs react to sentencing of Memorial’s Oyub Titiev in Chechnya, Russian Federation

Rapporteurs Frank Schwabe and Raphaël Comte today reacted to the sentencing by a court in the Chechen Republic of human rights activist Oyub Titiev to four years’ imprisonment in a penal colony. More

Rapporteurs welcome presidential pardon of prisoners in Azerbaijan, call for release of all political prisoners

Sunna Aevarsdóttir, Sir Roger Gale and Stefan Schennach welcomed the release, following the Navruz presidential pardon, of more than 400 sentenced prisoners in Azerbaijan, including over 50 persons considered to be political prisoners. More

The implementation of the SDGs requires the mobilisation of parliaments and local communities

The Committee on Social Affairs highlighted the decisive role of parliaments, local and regional authorities, citizens and civil society – in particular young people – in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More

A plan for creating safe, green and socially inclusive cities

The Social Committee has spelled out the essential steps Europe’s cities should take to build inclusive and sustainable urban communities which fully meet a key UN development goal. More

Rapporteurs welcome presidential pardon of prisoners in Azerbaijan, call for release of all political prisoners

Sunna Aevarsdóttir, Sir Roger Gale and Stefan Schennach welcomed the release, following the Navruz presidential pardon, of more than 400 sentenced prisoners in Azerbaijan, including over 50 persons considered to be political prisoners. More