Seminar in Helsinki on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Monitoring Committee

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its creation, the Monitoring Committee organises a seminar on “The international legal order in a changing world: challenges for the monitoring procedure of the PACE” on 16 May in Helsinki. More

Monitors call for effective investigation into the death of Mehman Galandarov

The monitoring co-rapporteurs of Azerbaijan, Stefan Schennach and Cezar Florin Preda, have expressed concern over the death of blogger Mehman Galandarov, who was found hanged in his cell in Baku Detention Centre No.1 on 28 April. More

Rapporteurs condemn violence in Parliament of Skopje, call on political parties to reach political agreement

Skopje, ''l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine'' © Zefart "We are shocked by the storming of the Parliament yesterday in Skopje. We firmly condemn these violent and unacceptable attacks against parliamentarians", said Lise Christoffersen and Valeriu Ghiletchi. More

Russian Federation: concern about recent developments in relation to the respect for human rights

The co-rapporteurs of the PACE Monitoring Committee for the Russian Federation have expressed their serious concern regarding recent developments in relation to the respect for human rights in the Russian Federation. More

Georgia: rapporteurs welcome progress made and hope the authorities will soon address outstanding issues

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock At the end of their visit to Tbilisi, the co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Boriss Cilevics and Kerstin Lundgren, welcomed the consistent progress made by the country in the honouring of its accession commitments. More

The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland: visit by co-rapporteurs

Yves Cruchten and Thierry Mariani, co-rapporteurs for the Parliamentary Assembly on ‘The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland’, will make a fact-finding visit to Warsaw from 3 to 5 April. More