Monitors call on Armenian authorities to request a Venice Commission opinion on constitutional and related changes

The Parliament decided to hold an extraordinary session in order to discuss a series of amendments that would remove the requirement for the Constitutional Court to check the compliance of draft legislation with the Constitution More

PACE rapporteurs deeply regret signing into law of controversial amendments to Common Courts and Supreme Court laws

The co-rapporteurs on the functioning of democratic institutions in Poland, Azadeh Rojhan Gustafsson and Pieter Omtzigt, have expressed their deep regret at the signing into law by President Duda of the controversial amendments. More

Albania: rapporteurs welcome agreement between opposition and ruling majority on electoral reform

Tirana (Albania) © Shutterstock The monitoring co-rapporteurs for Albania welcomed the agreement reached between the main opposition parties, the parliamentary opposition and the ruling majority on the framework of co-operation on electoral reform. More

Monitors call on Azerbaijan to comply with Strasbourg Court ruling and annul sentences against Ilgar Mammadov

Stefan Schennach and Sir Roger Gale express their regret at the non-enforcement by Azerbaijan of the decision of the Court of Human Rights with regard to the annulment of the court sentences against Ilgar Mammadov. More

Monitors regret appointment of 14 judges by Georgian parliament

Titus Corlatean and Claude Kern regret the decision of the Georgian parliament to appoint 14 judges to the Supreme Court, against the recommendation of the international community, including the Assembly. More

Committee urges Poland to revisit reforms which ‘severely damage’ judicial independence and the rule of law

Reforms of the judiciary and justice system in Poland “cumulatively undermine and severely damage the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law”, PACE’s Monitoring Committee has said. More