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‘Ukraine must remain high on our agenda’

19/04/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Participants at a joint Parliamentary Assembly hearing on “The conflict in Eastern Ukraine: political and human rights concerns” agreed that it was important to keep the situation in Ukraine high on the agenda.

Rapporteurs concerned by the suspension of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

14/04/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Two rapporteurs have expressed concern at the suspension, by the Prosecutor installed in Crimea by the Russian Federation, of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, the executive body of the Tatar people.

PACE rapporteurs in eastern Ukraine worried about worsening security situation

08/04/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Marieluise Beck and Kristýna Zelienková, ending a four-day fact-finding visit to Kiyv, Mariupol and Dnipropetrovsk, have expressed their concern at the renewed deterioration of the security situation along the contact line.

Human rights violations in Eastern Ukraine and political consequences of the conflict: rapporteurs to visit...

01/04/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

PACE rapporteurs Marieluise Beck and Kristýna Zelienková will make a joint fact-finding visit to Kyiv, Mariupol and Dnipropetrovsk from 4 to 7 April, in the context of the preparation of their respective reports.

Rapporteurs condemn attack on rights activists and journalists in Ingushetia

10/03/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Two rapporteurs have strongly condemned the recent violent attacks which took place in Ingushetia against human rights activists from the Joint Mobile Group of the “Committee for the Prevention of Torture” and journalists.

PACE committee concerned about recent degradation of the right to freedom of assembly

08/03/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

In its report on “the urgent need to prevent human rights violations during peaceful protests”, the committee expressed concern about recent restrictions in certain member states.

Belarus: PACE rapporteurs deplore new death sentence

17/02/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Meritxell Mateu, general rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty and Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, deplore the new death sentence handed down by a Belarusian court.

Rapporteurs call on the Belarusian authorities not to execute Henadz Yakavitski

14/01/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur on the situation in Belarus and Marietta Karamanli, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, said they were appalled by the death sentence on Henadz Yakavitski.

Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights in member states

11/01/2016 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Examples of the positive impact that the European Convention on Human Rights has so far had within the 47 member states of the Council of Europe have been compiled in an information document published today.

Too many human rights defenders are paying a high price for their work

08/12/2015 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Adopting a report on the protection and role of human rights defenders, the Legal Affairs Committee has expressed deep concern about increased reprisals against them in certain Council of Europe member states.

Stop unjustified attempts to restrict freedom of association

08/12/2015 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

The situation of civil society has deteriorated dramatically in certain Council of Europe member states, according to a report by Yves Cruchten adopted today in Paris by the Legal Affairs Committee.

Rapporteur responds to criticisms of the European Court of Human Rights in France

26/11/2015 | Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Pierre-Yves Le Borgn, rapporteur on implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, has responded to recent criticisms of the Court made by French former European Affairs Minister Pierre Lellouche.