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Azerbaijan leaves PACE after vote to exclude their delegation

Seventy-six delegates voted in favour of excluding Azerbaijan over its human rights record, with 10 voting against and 4 abstaining. 

Azerbaijan leaves PACE after vote to exclude their delegation

Seventy-six delegates voted in favour of excluding Azerbaijan over its human rights record, with 10 voting against and 4 abstaining. 

Armenia stands alone in support for Russia in Council of Europe

Russia has been suspended from the Council of Europe, with Georgia supporting the decision and Azerbaijan not taking part in the vote. 

Armenia stands alone in support for Russia in Council of Europe

Russia has been suspended from the Council of Europe, with Georgia supporting the decision and Azerbaijan not taking part in the vote. 

Georgia debates whether to allow in Russian Council of Europe delegates

A debate is raging in Georgia over whether the country should allow in Russian delegates who have violated Georgia’s ‘Law on Occupied Territories’.

Georgia debates whether to allow in Russian Council of Europe delegates

A debate is raging in Georgia over whether the country should allow in Russian delegates who have violated Georgia’s ‘Law on Occupied Territories’.

German police raid MPs’ homes in Azerbaijan bribery probe

Two German MPs and one former MP are being investigated on bribery charges on suspicion of lobbying for Azerbaijan. 

German police raid MPs’ homes in Azerbaijan bribery probe

Two German MPs and one former MP are being investigated on bribery charges on suspicion of lobbying for Azerbaijan. 

Council of Europe urges Azerbaijan to clear criminal records of activists and opposition figures

The CoE Committee of Ministers urged the Azerbaijani government to clear the criminal records of Ilgar Mammadov and seven others. 

Council of Europe urges Azerbaijan to clear criminal records of activists and opposition figures

The CoE Committee of Ministers urged the Azerbaijani government to clear the criminal records of Ilgar Mammadov and seven others. 

Council of Europe ‘concerned’ over Georgia’s queer rights record

The CoE Committee of Ministers noted the government’s failure to uphold the rights of queer people, including over Tbilisi Pride. 

Council of Europe ‘concerned’ over Georgia’s queer rights record

The CoE Committee of Ministers noted the government’s failure to uphold the rights of queer people, including over Tbilisi Pride. 

Azerbaijan’s ‘selective ignoring’ of European Court compensation rulings

Despite the ECHR awarding compensation to dozens of activists and opposition figures in Azerbaijan, many say the government is not paying up.

Azerbaijan’s ‘selective ignoring’ of European Court compensation rulings

By Gulnur Kazimova

Despite the ECHR awarding compensation to dozens of activists and opposition figures in Azerbaijan, many say the government is not paying up.

Council of Europe Racism Commission criticises Georgia’s state religious agency

The commission said the agency had not fulfilled its recommendations to cooperate with the public defender.

Council of Europe Racism Commission criticises Georgia’s state religious agency

The commission said the agency had not fulfilled its recommendations to cooperate with the public defender.

ECHR orders Russia to pay €10 million to more than 1,500 Georgian nationals

The ruling related to the collective arrest, detention, and expulsion in 2006 of thousands of Georgian citizens.

ECHR orders Russia to pay €10 million to more than 1,500 Georgian nationals

The ruling related to the collective arrest, detention, and expulsion in 2006 of thousands of Georgian citizens.

Torture, impunity, and corruption ‘endemic’ in Azerbaijani law enforcement

A new report by the Council of Europe said the institutions were plagued by a ‘generalised culture of violence’ among their staff.

Torture, impunity, and corruption ‘endemic’ in Azerbaijani law enforcement

A new report by the Council of Europe said the institutions were plagued by a ‘generalised culture of violence’ among their staff.