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Arrest of Taner Kiliç: PACE rapporteur expresses deep concern

"I am deeply concerned at the arrest of Taner Kiliç, a lawyer and head of Amnesty International in Turkey, suspected of belonging to the Gülen movement," said rapporteur Yves Pozzo Di Borgo (France, EPP/CD). More

Joint statement on the availability of domestic remedies for allegations of human rights violations in Turkey

Bernd Fabritius and Raphael Comte today expressed their concern at the apparent lack of an effective domestic remedy for persons who have been dismissed from their jobs, arrested or detained by the Turkish authorities. More

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