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PACE winter session: Strasbourg, 21-25 January 2019

At its winter session, PACE will hold a joint debate on public service media in the context of disinformation and propaganda and media freedom as a condition for democratic elections. More

Albania: co-rapporteurs call on ruling majority and opposition to cooperate, evaluate judicial reform

Tirana (Albania) © Shutterstock Stressing that the political environment in Albania remained 'polarised, contentious and acrimonious', Andrej Hunko and Joseph O'Reilly urged the ruling majority to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the opposition on key reforms. More

New walls against migrants ‘morally unacceptable’, says committee

On the eve of International Migrants’ Day (18 December), the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons, in a statement, called for the respect of migrants’ fundamental rights. More

Sharia versus the Convention on Human Rights: protect human rights regardless of religious practices

The committee is greatly concerned that Sharia law, including provisions clearly contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights, is applied officially or unofficially in several Council of Europe member states. More

Improving follow-up to Anti-Torture Committee recommendations

Stressing the essential role of parliaments in promoting the work of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the committee made proposals to ensure better implementation of CPT recommendations. More

Monitors welcome stronger parliamentary oversight in Georgia, but concerned at ‘tense and polarised’ climate

The Georgian Parliament © Shutterstock Kerstin Lundgren and Titus Corlăţean assess Georgia's progress on fulfilling its Council of Europe obligations and commitments in an information note made public following a recent visit to Tbilisi. More