The capacity to deliver reforms in line with Council of Europe standards will be 'a litmus test' for the new government, according to the co-rapporteurs for post-monitoring dialogue with âthe former Yugoslav Republic of Macedoniaâ.
âThe jurisdictional immunity of international organisations should not be allowed to cover abuses of the European Convention on Human Rightsâ, pointed out Volker Ullrich, in his report adopted by the Legal Affairs Committee.
Stella Kyriakides, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, has condemned the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, known for her investigative work on corruption.
Ulla SandbĂŠk, rapporteur on family reunification for migrants and refugees, speaking ahead of a meeting with EU officials, has underlined the suffering that migrants can experience if they are separated from their families.
The 15 October presidential election in Kyrgyzstan contributed to the strengthening of democratic institutions by providing for an orderly transfer of power from one elected president to another, the international observers concluded today.
âYoung people have an important role to play in the fight against corruption by bringing a new culture of integrityâ, PACE has stated, calling on national authorities to involve youth organisations in implementing anti-corruption policies.
The Bureau of the Assembly calls on High Contracting Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights to apply, as soon as possible, the procedure foreseen under Article 46.4 of the Convention in the Mammadov case.
PACE has pointed to âserious problemsâ with the rule of law in many Council of Europe member states â singling out five countries where it says some recent developments have âput at riskâ respect for the rule of law.