Anti-Corruption Committee Finds “Major Shortcomings” In Azerbaijan Legislation

The GRECO report highlights the insufficient transparency provisions in the Law on Political Parties, the lack of supervision over party accounts, the insufficient monitoring of election campaign funding as well as the fragmentary regime of sanctions available in this area.

Television Special Highlights Threat Of Medicrime

Viewers will learn about the Council of Europe’s new ‘Medicrime’ Convention which seeks to criminalise the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit medical products.

Anti-Torture Committee Reports On Luxembourg

A new report is published today by the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) following its visit to Luxembourg in April 2009, together with the government’s response. These documents …

Anti-Torture Committee Issues Warning On Police Use Of Electrical Weapons

Police use of electric ‘stun’ guns should be subject to strict controls, the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee warns in its annual report published today.

Q & A On Medicrime With Portugal’s Destak Newspaper

The convention criminalises the production and distribution of counterfeit medical products and imposes stiffer penalties on the criminals making rich profits from the illegal trade.