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Hearing on the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia

The Parliamentary Assembly's Legal Affairs Committee today held a hearing on “Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law, in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges”. More

National parliaments as guarantors of human rights in Europe – new handbook published

A handbook for parliamentarians from all over Europe published today by the PACE sets out ways and means to protect and implement human rights, within a democracy underpinned by the rule of law. More

Rapporteur alarmed by on-going revelations of ‘laundromat’ money laundering, welcomes proposals to enhance EU powers

The rapporteur on new challenges in the fight against organised crime and money laundering, welcomed the news that the European Commission proposes to ensure that EU anti-money laundering regulations are properly enforced. More

Criminal proceedings: the need for minimum standards for trial waiver systems

Boriss Cilevics (Latvia, SOC) In many European States, regular criminal trials have gradually been replaced by different forms of trial waiver systems. These trial waiver systems have clear potential advantages, but also serious drawbacks. More

Sergei Magnitsky and beyond – fighting impunity by targeted sanctions

With the adoption of a report by Donald Anderson, the committee wants to reaffirm its commitment to the fight against impunity for perpetrators of serious human rights violations and against corruption. More

Ensuring unlimited access of human rights monitoring bodies to member States

“Member States should fully co-operate with the Council of Europe and United Nations human rights monitoring mechanisms and ensure their unimpeded access to their territory,” said the committee meeting in Paris. More