Legal Affairs and Human Rights


Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination: ‘the public inquiry set up by the government is making real progress'

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) “I would like to thank the Maltese authorities for our frank, open and constructive discussions”, said Pieter Omtzigt, rapporteur on Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination at the end of his two-day visit to Malta. More

Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination: Pieter Omtzigt returns to Malta

Pieter Omtzigt, PACE rapporteur on “Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination and the rule of law in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges”, will visit Malta from 13 to 14 February. More

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