Turkey: Murat Arslan wins fifth Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

Arslan has been in detention since 2016. He is a former Rapporteur of the Turkish Constitutional Court and president of the now dissolved Association for the Union of Judges and Prosecutors (YARSAV).

Turkey: Assembly MP condemns “abusive use” of an Interpol arrest warrant against Dogan Akhanli

Parliamentary Assembly MP Bernd Fabritius said: “I condemn the Red Notice against Dogan Akhanli, requested by Turkey and invite Interpol to re-examine it in light of the rules outlawing politically-motivated interventions and to delete the Notice as appropriate.”

Podcast: The rights of intersex people

In this podcast, Benjamin Moron-Puech sets out his view of the rights of intersex people.

Parliamentary Assembly: Thorbjørn Jagland urges independent inquiry into corruption allegations

In a 24 March letter to the assembly’s president Pedro Agramunt, the secretary general urges him to deal with the claims in a “swift and transparent manner.”

Assembly: Media freedom under serious threat in many European countries

Assembly MPs expressed concern at the “many cases” listed by the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists, set up by the Council of Europe in 2015.