Category Archives: Reports

29 Jun
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PACE urges states to save all lives at sea

In view of the high numbers of lives lost in the Mediterranean Sea by asylum seekers trying desperately to reach Europe on makeshift boats, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)“calls on member States to respect international obligations and ...

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28 Jun
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PACE warns EU to “refrain from externalising migration control”

Deals concluded by the EU with third countries on asylum seekers lead to serious human rights violations. This is what the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe concluded today by adopting a resolution drawn up by rapporteur Tineke Strik, ...

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27 Apr
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PACE warns of the new threat of ‘hybrid war’, but reaffirms that existing laws continue to apply

In a resolution based on a report by Boriss Cilevics (SOC), PACE has warned of the new threat of “hybrid war” – in which adversaries combine traditional military action with other hostile acts in the information sphere, such as cyberattacks ...

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25 Apr
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Allegations of corruption: the report of the Rules Committee

The Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs has unanimously adopted a draft resolution and recommendation on the follow-up to the report of the Independent Investigation Body on the allegations of corruption within the Assembly, which will be ...

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20 Sep
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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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20 Sep
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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 independent media outlet Turan. Read more

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30 Jun
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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, more “insidious” psychological pressure aimed at inducing self-censorship, or putting ...

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29 Jun
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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 are not at the same stage of implementation. Read more

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29 Jun
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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 the integration of high numbers of refugees which they could ...

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29 Jun
0

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 (Turkey, SOC). Read more

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