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

Monitoring visit by co-rapporteur to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tiny Kox, Parliamentary Assembly co-rapporteur for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Bosnia and Herzegovina, will make a fact-finding visit to the country on 5-6 September. More

Serbia: 'Political will is key to pursue democratic reforms and secure minorities’ rights'

Samad Seyidov and Maria Guzenina assessed progress made by Serbia in fulfilling its Council of Europe obligations, concluding that this is accelerating with Serbia’s continued aspiration to join the EU. More

Poland: co-rapporteurs concerned about the situation of the Constitutional Court and reforms of the justice system

In an information note on “The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland”, the Monitoring Committee voiced concern about the “political and constitutional crisis” that had followed the 2015 parliamentary elections. More

Serbia: co-rapporteurs to monitor the honouring of obligations and commitments

Samad Seyidov and Maria Guzenina, co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Serbia, will make a visit to Belgrade, Bujanovac and Preševo to monitor the implementation of Resolution on the honouring of obligations and commitments by Serbia. More

Turkey: co-rapporteurs ask for immediate release of arrested human rights defenders

Co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey have expressed serious concern at the arrest of several prominent human rights defenders in Istanbul on 5 July, including Amnesty International Director İdil Eser. More