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PACE Rapporteur calls on Russia to return the wreckage of Polish Presidential plane to Poland

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) Following a resolution from the Parliamentary Assembly a year ago, rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt has urged Russia to return the wreckage of the Polish Presidential plane to Poland without further delay. More

The committee is deeply concerned regarding the detrimental effects Climate Change

Meeting today in Strasbourg, the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, deeply concerned regarding the detrimental effects Climate Change, adopted the following statement: More

Daphne Caruana Galizia inquiry in Malta ‘does not meet the Assembly’s expectations’

The public inquiry into the murder of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia recently announced by the Maltese authorities “clearly does not meet the Assembly’s expectations” as currently constituted. More

Pieter Omtzigt welcomes decision to set up inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia

PACE’s rapporteur on the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and the rule of law in Malta has welcomed the decision of the Maltese authorities to set up a public inquiry into the journalist’s murder. More

Rapporteur on human rights in the North Caucasus looks forward to further dialogue with the authorities

Frank Schwabe (Germany, SOC), PACE rapporteur on human rights in the North Caucasus, ending a three-day fact-finding visit to Moscow and Grozny, has welcomed ongoing dialogue with the authorities. More

Rapporteur on human rights in the North Caucasus to visit Moscow and Grozny

Frank Schwabe, who is preparing a report on “the continuing need to restore human rights and the rule of law in the North Caucasus region”, is to make a visit to Moscow and Grozny from 18-20 September. More