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Rapporteur on human rights in the North Caucasus looks forward to further dialogue with the authorities

21/09/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Frank Schwabe (Germany, SOC), PACE rapporteur on human rights in the North Caucasus, ending a three-day fact-finding visit to Moscow and Grozny, has welcomed ongoing dialogue with the authorities.

Pieter Omtzigt welcomes decision to set up inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia

21/09/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

PACE’s rapporteur on the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and the rule of law in Malta has welcomed the decision of the Maltese authorities to set up a public inquiry into the journalist’s murder.

Rapporteur on human rights in the North Caucasus to visit Moscow and Grozny

17/09/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Frank Schwabe, who is preparing a report on “the continuing need to restore human rights and the rule of law in the North Caucasus region”, is to make a visit to Moscow and Grozny from 18-20 September.

Rapporteur backs asylum for Snowden, calls on Europe to create asylum procedure for whistleblowers

17/09/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

“It is time for the creation of an asylum procedure specific to whistleblowers,” said Sylvain Waserman, Rapporteur on improving the protection of whistleblowers, commenting on Edward Snowden's recent statement.

Rapporteur on ‘reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan’ concludes her fact-finding visit

09/09/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Sunna Aevarsdottir, rapporteur on ‘reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan’, has concluded her three-day fact-finding visit to the country by meeting four current detainees.

PACE rapporteur to visit Azerbaijan

04/09/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Sunna Thorhildur Ævarsdóttir, rapporteur on “Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan”, will make a fact-finding visit to Baku from 5 to 7 September, in the context of the preparation of her report.

Reinstating of death penalty in the US: rapporteur deeply regrets the Federal Government’s decision

02/08/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Titus Corlăţean expressed his deep regret at the decision of the USA Federal Government to resume capital punishment and to schedule executions of five death-row inmates, announced by the Department of Justice.

Morocco: a rapporteur calls on the authorities not to apply the death penalty

24/07/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Titus Corlăţean, rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, condemned the death sentences handed down recently in Morocco in the trial concerning the murder of two Scandinavian tourists in 2018.

Rapporteur strongly condemns death sentence issued in the Hamas-run Gaza strip

16/07/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Titus Corlăţean, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has strongly condemned the death sentence recently issued in the Hamas-run Gaza strip (Palestinian Authority).

Rapporteur welcomes announcement of public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

12/07/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Pieter Omtzigt, PACE Rapporteur on Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, has welcomed the Maltese Government’s undertaking to carry out a public inquiry into the background to the murder of the prominent journalist.

Committee backs new principles aimed at ensuring Ombudspersons stay independent

09/07/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

The Legal Affairs Committee has given its backing to a new set of principles aimed at ensuring national Ombudsman’s offices across Europe remain independent, objective, transparent, fair and impartial.

Improving the protection of whistleblowers

05/07/2019 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

The committee has proposed that Council of Europe member States, which are also members of the EU, transpose into their national legislation the European Parliament's directive aimed at “guaranteeing a high level of protection” to whistleblowers.