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

PACE monitoring co-rapporteurs to visit Azerbaijan

Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 12 to 14 June 2017. More

Co-rapporteurs urge Georgian authorities to fully investigate abduction of Afqan Muxtarli

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock Boriss Cilevics and Kerstin Lundgren expressed their concerns regarding the alleged abduction and unlawful transfer to Azerbaijan of Azerbaijani journalist Afqan Muxtarli, and urged the Georgian authorities to investigate these allegations. More