Co-rapporteurs hopeful after release of 8 human rights defenders, dismayed by continued detention of AI Chair

“While we welcome the release of 8 human rights activists, we are dismayed by yesterday’s court decision to continue Amnesty International Turkey Chair Taner Kilic’s pre-trial detention,” said Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans. More

Reforms a ‘litmus test’ for new authorities in Skopje

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine'' © Zefart The capacity to deliver reforms in line with Council of Europe standards will be 'a litmus test' for the new government, according to the co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. More

PACE monitors call for charges against human rights activists in Turkey to be dropped, urge their release

Parliamentary Assembly co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Turkey, Marianne Mikko and Nigel Evans, have reacted to the publication of the indictment against human rights activists in Turkey. More

Montenegro: co-rapporteurs call on all parties to return to Parliament in order to ensure continuation of reforms

The co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with Montenegro have welcomed Montenegro’s continued commitment to regional co-operation and its constructive role in maintaining regional stability. More

Co-rapporteurs to make fact-finding visit to Montenegro

Ionut Marian Stroe and Andrea Rigoni, co-rapporteurs for the post-monitoring dialogue with Montenegro, will make a fact-finding visit to the country to discuss the implementation of the Assembly’s latest resolution. More

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