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Committee reviews progress of States under monitoring in 2019

The committee adopted the report by Sir Roger Gale, which takes stock of its activities in 2019 and makes an assessment of the progress of the countries subject to monitoring or engaged in post-monitoring dialogue. More

Abolition of the death penalty: Legal Affairs Committee draws up a situation report

The Committee on Legal Affairs drawn up a situation report on the abolition of the death penalty in Council of Europe member and observer states, Belarus and countries whose parliaments have co-operation status. More

Our 70-years young convention – protecting the freedom of future generations

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, the Committee on Legal Affairs recalled the achievements of the European Convention on Human Rights on the eve of its 70th anniversary year. More

Protecting freedom of religion or belief in the workplace

Freedom to manifest one’s religion or belief applies also in the workplace. The question of “accommodating the manifestation of employees’ religion or belief is thus of crucial importance”, the committee said. More

Committee finds Azerbaijan has a ‘systemic’ problem of political prisoners, urges reform and review of reported cases

The Committee on Legal Affairs has found that, on the basis of factual findings of the European Court of Human Rights, a number of individuals are “political prisoners” according to PACE's definition. More

Council of Europe leaders highlight 70 years of the Convention

Thanks to the Convention, overseen by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, Europe has the strongest system of international human rights protection anywhere in the world. More