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Rapporteur strongly condemns prison sentence for Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Axel Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD) Axel Fischer, the rapporteur for the Monitoring Committee in respect of Ukraine, strongly condemned the sentencing to two years in prison of Ilmi Umerov for "separatism", by Russian appointed judges in Simferopol. More

Council of Europe urged to step up its conflict resolution role

Nikos Voutsis, Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, opening a hearing in Athens, said the Council of Europe should “not forget about” the conflicts in its geographical area and urged an approach to resolving them based on human rights. More

Statement by PACE monitors, ending their visit to Azerbaijan

Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, co-rapporteurs of PACE for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, made the following statement at the end of their fact-finding visit to the country. More

Monitors react to release of Mehman Aliyev in Azerbaijan

Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, ahead of their visit to Baku, have welcomed the recent release of Mehman Aliyev, director of the independent media outlet Turan. More

Monitoring co-rapporteurs to visit Azerbaijan

Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 14 to 16 September. More

Azerbaijan: call for stronger parliamentary control over the executive, plus an independent judiciary

While welcoming the ongoing dialogue with the authorities, the committee expresses concerns regarding, in particular, checks and balances, the functioning of the judiciary and freedom of expression and association. More