Thorbjørn Jagland outlines Tunis offer

Following his visit to Tunisia on 21 February, the Secretary General has offered the Council of Europe’s practical cooperation.

Assembly’s Morocco fact-finding visit

A Parliamentary Assembly delegation is in Rabat, Morocco, to assess the country’s application to become a ‘partner for democracy.’

Belarus: Death is not justice

Renate Wohlwend, the Parliamentary Assembly’s rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty, expressed her dismay at the refusal by President Lukashenka to grant clemency to Aleh Gryshkautsou, 29 and 28 year old Andrei Burdyka.

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio: “Children’s rights need universal accountability”

She encouraged governments to ratify the Council of Europe’s ‘Lanzarote Convention,’ which “is the first international treaty to address all forms of sexual violence against children.

Judges back Portuguese courts in ‘Camarate case’

The case concerned the criminal proceedings following the plane crash of 4 December 1980 in the Lisbon suburb of Camarate in which the Prime Minister Sá Carneiro and the Minister of Defence Amaro da Costa, lost their lives. It is known in Portugal as the ‘Camarate case.’