Monitors welcome Leyla Güven’s release, urge her to end hunger strike

PACE’s co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey, Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans have welcomed the decision of the High Penal Court of Diyarbakir to release Leyla Güven from prison. More

Co-rapporteurs welcome the dropping of new criminal proceedings against Mehman Huseynov

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, Sir Roger Gale and Stefan Schennach, have expressed their approval at the decision of the General Prosecutor’s Office to terminate a new criminal case against Mehman Huseynov. More

Azerbaijan: co-rapporteurs call upon authorities to review Mehman Huseynov’s case

Sir Roger Gale and Stefan Schennach expressed their deep concern at the new charges brought against an anti-corruption Azerbaijani blogger and Chairman of the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety. More

PACE monitors express concern at conviction in Turkey of honorary PACE member

PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs for Turkey Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans have expressed their deep concern at the conviction of honorary PACE member Ertuğrul Kürkçü to two years in prison. More

Albania: co-rapporteurs call on ruling majority and opposition to cooperate, evaluate judicial reform

Tirana (Albania) © Shutterstock Stressing that the political environment in Albania remained 'polarised, contentious and acrimonious', Andrej Hunko and Joseph O'Reilly urged the ruling majority to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the opposition on key reforms. More

Monitors welcome stronger parliamentary oversight in Georgia, but concerned at ‘tense and polarised’ climate

The Georgian Parliament © Shutterstock Kerstin Lundgren and Titus Corlăţean assess Georgia's progress on fulfilling its Council of Europe obligations and commitments in an information note made public following a recent visit to Tbilisi. More