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Daphne Caruana Galizia inquiry in Malta ‘does not meet the Assembly’s expectations’

The public inquiry into the murder of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia recently announced by the Maltese authorities “clearly does not meet the Assembly’s expectations” as currently constituted. More

Pieter Omtzigt welcomes decision to set up inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia

PACE’s rapporteur on the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and the rule of law in Malta has welcomed the decision of the Maltese authorities to set up a public inquiry into the journalist’s murder. More

Rapporteur on human rights in the North Caucasus looks forward to further dialogue with the authorities

Frank Schwabe (Germany, SOC), PACE rapporteur on human rights in the North Caucasus, ending a three-day fact-finding visit to Moscow and Grozny, has welcomed ongoing dialogue with the authorities. More

Rapporteur on human rights in the North Caucasus to visit Moscow and Grozny

Frank Schwabe, who is preparing a report on “the continuing need to restore human rights and the rule of law in the North Caucasus region”, is to make a visit to Moscow and Grozny from 18-20 September. More

Rapporteur backs asylum for Snowden, calls on Europe to create asylum procedure for whistleblowers

“It is time for the creation of an asylum procedure specific to whistleblowers,” said Sylvain Waserman, Rapporteur on improving the protection of whistleblowers, commenting on Edward Snowden's recent statement. More

Rapporteur on ‘reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan’ concludes her fact-finding visit

Sunna Aevarsdottir, rapporteur on ‘reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan’, has concluded her three-day fact-finding visit to the country by meeting four current detainees. More