Legal Affairs and Human Rights


Committee highlights delays in the implementation of judgments of the Court

The committee deplores the “delays in implementing the Court’s judgments, the lack of political will to implement judgments on the part of certain States Parties and all attempts made to undermine the Court’s authority”. More

Rapporteur on abuse of INTERPOL Red Notices welcomes publication of appeal decision extracts

Bernd Fabritius, rapporteur on “Abusive use of the INTERPOL system: the need for more stringent legal safeguards”, has welcomed INTERPOL’s recently adopted practice of publishing excerpts from decisions of its appeals body. More

Rapporteurs condemn execution of Siarhei Vostrykau in Belarus

Andrea Rigoni, PACE rapporteur on the situation in Belarus and Yves Cruchten, General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, strongly condemn execution of Siarhei Vostrykau in Belarus. More

Rapporteur calls for an inquiry into the circumstances of the death of Mehman Galandarov

“Following the death in prison of the Azerbaijani blogger Mehman Galandarov, who had been in pre-trial detention for almost three months, Alain Destexhe appeals to the Azerbaijani authorities to shed light on the circumstances of his death”. More

Turkey: reintroducing the death penalty ‘incompatible’ with Council of Europe membership

"President Erdogan should be under no illusion: reintroducing the death penalty would be simply incompatible with Turkey’s continued membership", said Yves Cruchten, General Rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty. More

Rapporteur calls on Governor of Arkansas not to proceed with planned executions

"I am shocked that the State of Arkansas, which has not executed any prisoners since 2005, is planning to carry out seven executions in the space of eleven days," says PACE's Yves Cruchten. More