Legal Affairs and Human Rights


Derogating from the European Convention on Human Rights during an emergency: rapporteur to visit Ukraine

Raphaël Comte, who is preparing a report on “State of emergency: proportionality issues concerning derogations under Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights”, is to make a fact-finding visit to Ukraine on 12-14 April. More

Poland and Hungary encouraged to implement Strasbourg Court rulings

Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’, rapporteur on “The implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights”, just ended successive fact-finding visits to Warsaw (20-21 March)and Budapest (22-23 March). More

Legal Committee recommends steps to end abuse of INTERPOL’s Red Notices

“Red Notices” are part of an International Notice System, set up by INTERPOL and their alleged abuse by some member states in the pursuit of political objectives represent a serious challenge for the system, said rapporteur Bernd Fabritius. More

Committee praises anti-torture committee’s ‘outstanding’ work, outlines next steps

The Legal Affairs Committee has congratulated the CPT on its “outstanding work” in the last 25 years, which has led to significant improvements in places of detention in member states, but believes more can be done to improve its efficiency. More

Rapporteur urges Russia to drop charges against journalist in Crimea

PACE rapporteur Marieluise Beck has urged Russia to drop the charges against Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist whose trial for “separatism” and related offences is due to begin today. More

Rapporteur alarmed by the emergency decree decriminalising certain forms of corruption in Romania

"I am seriously alarmed by the Romanian government’s emergency decree, given immediate effect, which will decriminalise many, even serious cases of corruption and abuse of public office", said Bernd Fabritius. More