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PACE: condemnation of recent executions in Belarus

29/11/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Andrea Rigoni, Rapporteur on the situation in Belarus and Alain Destexhe, Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee, have expressed deep concern at press reports according to executions in Belarus.

Executions in Japan: 'Our fight against the death penalty must go on'

24/11/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

“I am shocked that Japan, an observer State with the Council of Europe, continues to apply the capital punishment”, declared Alain Destexhe, President of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.

Rapporteur expresses concern at Russia’s decision to withdraw its signature from the Rome Statute

17/11/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

I regret that the Russian Federation announced its intention to withdraw its signature from the Rome Statute, said Alain Destexhe, rapporteur charged with the follow-up to the report on co-operation with the International Criminal Court.

World Day against the Death Penalty: abolition is a precondition for membership of the Council of Europe

10/10/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

On the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty, the Committee on Legal Affairs reaffirmed its commitment to the right to life and reiterated that abolition is a precondition for membership of the Council of Europe.

The fight against impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

08/09/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

The committee reaffirmed its full support for the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first ever permanent independent judicial body able to try people accused of the most serious crimes.

‘Serious human rights violations’ still occurring in Crimea and the Donbas

06/09/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Both in Crimea and in the conflict zone in the Donbas region, serious human rights violations have occurred and are still occurring, Marieluise Beck said when presenting her report today to the committee.

How can inappropriate restrictions on NGOs activities in Europe be prevented?

07/06/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

"Too many restrictions on NGOs carrying out activities in public policy affairs have been imposed in certain Council of Europe member States, mostly by preventing them from receiving funding from abroad", said Yves Cruchten.

PACE rapporteurs strongly condemn Hamas executions in the Gaza Strip

31/05/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Two rapporteurs have strongly condemned the three executions carried out in the Gaza Strip by Hamas.“These executions are a clear violation of the Palestinian National Council’s ‘Partnership for democracy’ with the Assembly", they said.

Rapporteur praises work of Romania’s anti-corruption directorate

27/05/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Bernd Fabritius, rapporteur on “Strengthening the rule of law in South-East European countries through targeted reform of the legal system”, has praised the work of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate.

Strengthening the rule of law in South-East European countries: rapporteur to make fact-finding visit

20/05/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Bernd Fabritius will conduct a fact-finding visit to Bucharest and to Chisinau, in connection with the preparation of his report on “Strengthening the rule of law in South-East European countries through targeted reform of the legal system”.

Co-operation with the ICC: towards a concrete and expanded commitment

20/05/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

“The system created to fight impunity and to complement national jurisdictions needs the support of all States to be fully efficient”, said Alain Destexhe at the opening of the hearing on co-operation with the ICC.

Call for measures against unregulated and non-transparent lobbying

18/05/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

As the target of an estimated 25 000 to 30 000 lobbyists, the EU institutions need to do more to ensure transparency and openness, Natasa Vučković has said in a report adopted in Rome today.