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

Armenia and Azerbaijan: monitors express concern at renewed violence along line of contact in the Fizuli region

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia and Azerbaijan expressed concern at the escalation of violence near Alkhani village in the Fuzili region, and regretted that this has led to casualties among which are civilians. More

Monitors: Georgia making 'considerable and consistent' progress, but some items still to be dealt with

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock Georgia has made “considerable and consistent” progress over the last decade in honouring its promises to the Council of Europe, but a number of items remain to be addressed, PACE monitors have said. More

Statement by PACE monitors after their visit to Azerbaijan

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Azerbaijan by PACE, Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, visited Baku from 12 to 14 June. They discussed respect for human rights in Azerbaijan. More