Legal Affairs and Human Rights


Rapporteur condemns exclusion of candidates from Azerbaijani elections as ‘undemocratic’

Sunna Ævarsdottir, rapporteur on ‘reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan’, today condemned the exclusion of Ilgar Mammadov and other potential candidates from the parliamentary elections on 9 February. More

Rapporteur congratulates new Maltese Prime Minister, urges prioritisation of the rule of law

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) Pieter Omtzigt, rapporteur on ‘Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law in Malta and beyond’, responded to the appointment of Robert Abela as Prime Minister of Malta, following his election. More

Rapporteur condemns two death sentences issued in Belarus

Titus Corlăţean, Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has denounced a judgment of the Mahilyow Court pronouncing death sentences for brothers Kostev, for stabbing to death their former school teacher. More

Rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan deplores the authorities’ failure to implement judgments of the Court

Sunna Ævarsdottir has reacted to the Azerbaijani authorities’ failure to implement key provisions of important judgments of the Court of Human Rights before the 31 December 2019 deadline set by the Committee of Ministers. More

PACE rapporteur deplores further reported execution in Belarus

Titus Corlatean, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has deplored a further execution in Belarus, “a further sign that Belarus is not yet ready to align itself with European standards on this fundamental issue.” More

Abolition of the death penalty: Legal Affairs Committee draws up a situation report

The Committee on Legal Affairs drawn up a situation report on the abolition of the death penalty in Council of Europe member and observer states, Belarus and countries whose parliaments have co-operation status. More