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Monitors concerned at decision to strip immunity from Turkish parliamentarians

21/05/2016 | Monitoring

“We are deeply concerned at the decision taken yesterday by the parliament to strip the immunity from prosecution of 138 members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly,” said Ingebjørg Godskesen and Nataša Vučković.

Georgia: monitors regret Constitutional Court changes have not been sent to Venice Commission, as promised

19/05/2016 | Monitoring

Boriss Cilevics and Kerstin Lundgren expressed their regret at the hasty adoption, reportedly undermining the transparency of the process, of amendments to the laws governing the functioning of the Constitutional Court.

Georgia: co-rapporteurs welcome willingness to seek Venice Commission’s opinion on Constitutional Court...

10/05/2016 | Monitoring

Boriss Cilevics and Kerstin Lundgren welcome the intention of the Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee of the Georgian Parliament to send the proposed amendments to the laws to the Venice Commission for opinion.

PACE monitors to visit Armenia

09/05/2016 | Monitoring

Alan Meale and Giuseppe Galati, monitoring co-rapporteurs for Armenia, will make a fact-finding visit to the country on 11 and 12 May, focusing on the follow-up to constitutional changes, electoral reform and the fight against corruption.

The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey: visit by co-rapporteurs

06/05/2016 | Monitoring

Ingebjørg Godskesen and Nataša Vuckovic, co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with Turkey, are to pay a fact-finding visit to the country from 9 to 12 May, to look at the functioning of democratic institutions.

PACE monitors to visit Georgia

02/05/2016 | Monitoring

Boriss Cilevičs and Kerstin Lundgren, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Georgia, will make a fact-finding visit to the country on 3-5 May 2016.

Moldova: authorities must carry out credible reforms without delay

29/04/2016 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs for monitoring of the Republic of Moldova, Valentina Leskaj and Ögmundur Jónasson, have called on the Moldovan authorities to adopt and implement the reforms announced.

Jordi Xuclà to visit Monaco

15/04/2016 | Monitoring

Jordi Xuclà is currently making a fact-finding visit to Monaco, on behalf of the Monitoring Committee, during which he will meet, in particular, the Head of State HSH Prince Albert II and the Government Counsellor for External Relations.

Statement by PACE monitor, ending visit to Azerbaijan

12/04/2016 | Monitoring

Stefan Schennach, co-rapporteur for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, has expressed strong concern at the recent escalation of the situation along the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh.

PACE monitor to visit Azerbaijan

04/04/2016 | Monitoring

Stefan Schennach, co-rapporteur for the monitoring of Azerbaijan by the PACE, is to make a fact-finding visit to the country from 6 to 8 April 2016.

Ukraine monitors express concern at changes to Ukraine’s electoral law

14/03/2016 | Monitoring

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Ukraine are concerned by changes to the law on the election of members of the Verkhovna Rada that would allow political parties to change their electoral lists after the elections have taken place.

Monitoring rapporteurs call for the immediate release of Nadiia Savchenko

14/03/2016 | Monitoring

The monitoring rapporteurs for Russia and for Ukraine of the PACE have urged the Russian authorities to release Ukrainian pilot and PACE member Nadiia Savchenko without further delay.