Russia: Pedro Agramunt – “The voice of MPs from all Europe’s 47 countries must be heard in the Assembly”

” The Parliamentary Assembly brings together 47 member States of the CoE, not 46,” said Parliamentary Assembly president Pedro Agramunt, at the end of his visit to Russia.

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017: Call for nominations

The prize, created in 2013, will be awarded on 9 October in Strasbourg. Last year, human rights activist (photo) Nadia Murad (Iraq), who brought the plight of the Yazidi community to international attention, scooped the honour.

François Hollande: “We need the Council of Europe more than ever”

“France stands alongside the Council of Europe and I am confident that the Council of Europe stands alongside France in all efforts to promote peace, freedom and democracy,” France’s president declared.

Nadia Murad wins Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016

The award, worth €60,000, honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights.

Sevinj Fataliyev: European leaders must act to protect children in Aleppo

Sevinj Fataliyeva, who is the Assembly’s rapporteur on ‘Protecting children and young people affected by armed conflicts,’ raised the alarm following reports that 100,000 children are caught up in the conflict, many of whom have no chance to escape the city.