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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

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