Legal Affairs and Human Rights


Belarus: rapporteur denounces the judgment sentencing Viktar Serhil to death

Titus Corlăţean, rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has denounced a judgment of the Brest Regional Court (Belarus) sentencing to death Viktar Serhil in a trial concerning the murder of an eight-month-old girl. More

Protection of whistleblowers: legislation must be changed, says rapporteur

Parlimentary Assembly rapporteur Sylvain Waserman has commented on recent cases involving whistleblowers in Serbia and the United States, two countries with very protective whistleblower laws. More

Daphne Caruana Galizia: ‘Her legacy will be measured in truth and justice’

“Before all else, my thoughts are with Daphne’s family on this day of mourning. Two years after her brutal assassination, they are still fighting for justice," said Peter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD). More

Rapporteur calls for assurances that developments in Syria will not jeopardise justice for the victims of Daesh

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) Pieter Omtzigt, rapporteur on “Addressing the issue of Daesh foreign fighters and their families...”, responded to the withdrawal of US military forces from northern Syria and the subsequent military incursion by Turkish forces. More

Marking anti-death penalty day, committee focuses on the trauma of children whose parents are executed

Children whose parents have been sentenced to death or executed face trauma, and an “emotional and psychological burden” which can violate their rights, PACE’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights has pointed out. More

PACE Rapporteur calls on Russia to return the wreckage of Polish Presidential plane to Poland

Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) Following a resolution from the Parliamentary Assembly a year ago, rapporteur Pieter Omtzigt has urged Russia to return the wreckage of the Polish Presidential plane to Poland without further delay. More