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Rapporteur calls for the release of detained Belarusian and Russian journalists

Volodymyr Ariev today strongly condemned the arrest of hundreds of demonstrators in Belarus and throughout Russia and called on the authorities of both countries to immediate release the journalists detained. More

Intelligent artefacts should not challenge different dimensions of human rights

The pervasiveness of new technologies is blurring the boundaries between human and machine, and it is difficult for law-makers to adapt to the speed at which science evolves and to draw up the regulations, the committee said. More

PACE rapporteur’s visit to Rome focuses on “Youth against corruption”

Eleonora Cimbro, rapporteur for the Parliamentary Assembly, will conduct a fact-finding visit to Rome on 1-2 February, in the context of the preparation of her report on “Youth against corruption”. More

Disgraceful state-sponsored doping must stop immediately, says rapporteur

Mogens Jensen welcomed "a testimony of the current crisis in international sports, which gives evidence of the systematic violation of anti-doping rules by Russian sports organisations." More

Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave Trade and Slavery, Guadeloupe, wins 2017 Museum Prize

The 2017 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to Mémorial ACTe (MACTe), Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave Trade and Slavery, Guadeloupe (France). More

Investigative journalism and whistleblowing are weapons against corruption

Gülsün Bilgehan, (Turkey, SOC) Investigative journalism is a “public asset” and a “key weapon in tackling corruption”, said the Committee on Culture in a draft resolution adopted unanimously, on the basis of a report by Gülsün Bilgehan. More