Parliamentary Assembly MP Petra de Sutter: International Migration Day has become an “inglorious day” for Europe

“The overcrowded hotspot facilities on the Greek islands are a crying shame,” declared the assembly’s General Rapporteur on conditions of reception of refugees and migrants. “Moria, the refugee camp on Lesbos, is not only a prison anymore. It has become a war zone where basic assistance and needs are not fulfilled.”

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.”