Statement by PACE monitors, ending their visit to Azerbaijan

Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, co-rapporteurs of PACE for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, made the following statement at the end of their fact-finding visit to the country. Read more

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Monitors react to release of Mehman Aliyev in Azerbaijan

Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, ahead of their visit to Baku, have welcomed the recent release of Mehman Aliyev, director of the ...

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The Socialist Group at the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe: “A formal dismissal is long overdue – now PACE has the legal basis to do so” On Friday ...

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SOC Statement on full cooperation with investigation body

Statement The Socialist Group at the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe: “We call all members and former members of our group to fully cooperate with the independent external ...

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PACE denounces ‘psychological’ methods used to exert political influence over the media

PACE has denounced a series of methods used to exert political influence over journalists – ranging from physical threats and detention through to intimidation and harassment of editors and journalists, ...

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PACE voices concern over delays in implementing the Court’s judgments

PACE today expressed deep concern about the number of Court judgments pending before the Committee of Ministers – nearly 10,000 – despite some progress, and even though all these judgments ...

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PACE appeals for ‘political courage’ in integrating refugees, points to successful examples

PACE has called on European countries to show “political courage” in integrating refugees, pointing out that certain states – such as Germany or Sweden – have valuable experience in managing ...

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Investigative journalism and whistleblowing are weapons against corruption

Investigative journalism is a “public asset” and a “key weapon in tackling corruption”, the Assembly said in a resolution adopted today, on the basis of a report by Gülsün Bilgehan ...

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Promoting integrity in governance to tackle political corruption

Stepping up the fight against corruption and restoring trust in the efficiency and effectiveness of democratic institutions “must be a priority” for many European democracies, including European institutions, the Assembly ...

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PACE changed its rules of procedure enabling dismissal of its members holding high elective office

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in plenary session in Strasbourg, has decided to amend its Rules of Procedure and to institute a procedure to bring ...

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