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Rapporteurs closely follow challenges to Polish Senate election result

24/10/2019 | Monitoring

Azadeh Rojhan Gustafsson and Pieter Omtzigt have said they will closely follow the challenges to the election results for the Polish Senate, and stressed the need for transparency and impartiality in the handling of the appeals.

Baku: co-rapporteurs concerned about violence used by the police during the dispersion of a rally

21/10/2019 | Monitoring

Stefan Schennach and Roger Gale, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, have expressed their deep concern about the violence used by the police during the dispersion of a rally held in Baku.

Monitors welcome Turkey Constitutional Court ruling and the release of former MP

07/10/2019 | Monitoring

The monitoring co-rapporteurs for Turkey, Nigel Evans and Thomas Hammarberg, have welcomed the release of former HDP deputy Sirri Süreyya Önder, following a decision of the Constitutional Court.

Georgia: ‘Parliament must rectify the selection process for Supreme Court judges’ say monitors

25/09/2019 | Monitoring

PACE monitors welcome steps to make the process of selecting Supreme Court judges more transparent, but express serious concern at how the High Council of Justice prepared the list of candidates.

PACE co-rapporteurs: ‘Montenegro is at a turning point. It must continue on the right path’

23/09/2019 | Monitoring

“Montenegro is at a turning point. It must continue on the right path,” said Ionut-Marian Stroe and Anne Mulder, co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with Montenegro, following their visit to Podgorica.

Co-rapporteurs to make monitoring visit to Georgia

13/09/2019 | Monitoring

Titus Corlatean and Claude Kern, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Georgia, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 17 to 18 September.

Post-monitoring dialogue: North Macedonia commended on progress since 2013

12/09/2019 | Monitoring

The committee has commended the authorities of North Macedonia for the progress made since 2013 as part of the post-monitoring dialogue, and set out a list of five areas it will further assess in its next report.

Republic of Moldova: the steps taken to ‘de-oligarchise’ the country and fight against corruption should...

10/09/2019 | Monitoring

Given the polarized context in the Republic of Moldova and the unprecedented political and constitutional crisis of June 2019, the committee welcomed the resilience demonstrated by the Moldovan people and the peaceful transition of power.

PACE co-rapporteurs to make fact-finding visit to Montenegro

09/09/2019 | Monitoring

Ionut-Marian Stroe and Anne Mulder will make a fact-finding visit to Montenegro, during which they will discuss the implementation of the Assembly's latest resolution on the honouring of obligations by the country.

The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland: visit by PACE co-rapporteurs to Warsaw

04/09/2019 | Monitoring

Azadeh Rojhan Gustafsson and Pieter Omtzigt, PACE co-rapporteurs on “The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland”, will make a fact-finding visit to Warsaw on 5-6 September.

PACE monitors react to so-called ‘elections’ in the Georgian region of Abkhazia

26/08/2019 | Monitoring

The so-called ‘presidential elections’ in the Georgian region of Abkhazia on 25 August are neither legal nor legitimate, say PACE monitors of Georgia, Titus Corlatean and Claude Kern, in a statement.

Rapporteurs on Turkey expect the release and acquittal of the “Academics for Peace”

30/07/2019 | Monitoring

Nigel Evans and Thomas Hammarberg, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey, welcomed the decision of Turkey’s Constitutional Court to uphold the “Academics for Peace’s” freedom of expression.