Local EU Statement on new death sentence in Belarus delivered during the 1359th meeting of the Committee of Ministers (5 November 2019) 1. The European Union deeply regrets that yet another death sentence was reported recently in Belarus, this time handed down to Mr Viktar Serhil by the Brest
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the COUNCIL OF EUROPE in Strasbourg - Publication date: 05/11/2019
We remain deeply worried about the deteriorating human rights situation in illegally annexed Crimea where, as recently highlighted by the report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Crimean Tatars continue to be disproportionately affected by police raids and prosecuted under terrorism and
Author: Publication date: 09/04/2019
The European Union is closely following the issue of many journalists and correspondents from Turkey and EU Member States who are still waiting for their accreditation requests to be processed by the Turkish authorities. In this context, we are concerned about recent decisions by the Turkish
Author: Publication date: 20/03/2019
The detention of 13 prominent academics and civil society representatives in Turkey on 16 November 2018 is of concern. Although 12 of the 13 individuals have been released on bail, we remain concerned about the ongoing detention of civil society representative Yiğit Aksakoğlu as well as the
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the COUNCIL OF EUROPE in Strasbourg - Publication date: 28/11/2018
The EU is alarmed of yet two new and recent executions in Belarus. The executions of Viktar Lyotaw and Alyaksey Mikhalenya have taken place in secret in mid-May 2018. The EU reaffirms its principled position against the death penalty in all times and in any circumstance.
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the COUNCIL OF EUROPE in Strasbourg - Publication date: 30/05/2018
The EU expects the Turkish authorities to respect the standards of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, including the independence of the judiciary, pre-trial detention as well as the principle of presumption of innocence.
Author: Publication date: 13/11/2017