Legal Affairs and Human Rights


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

PACE rapporteur condemns two death sentences issued by Gaza Court

Yves Cruchten (Luxembourg, SOC), PACE rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has strongly condemned two death sentences issued by Gaza Court of First Instance on 26 July. More

PACE rapporteur reacts to executions in Japan

“The death penalty is never justice, however horrifying the original crime, it is simply wrong,” said Yves Cruchten, the General Rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty, reacting to news of a series of executions in Japan. More

Rapporteur concerned by renewed detention of Chechen human rights defender, urges his release

Egidijus Vareikis, rapporteur on protecting human rights defenders in Council of Europe member States, has expressed concern at the prolongation of the detention on remand of Oyub Titiev. More

Rapporteur seeks anonymous information on Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

Pieter Omtzigt, rapporteur on the investigation into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, has been authorised to receive information from anonymous sources and to protect their identity. More