Poland's parliament has backed a plan to conduct the presidential election on 10 May by postal ballot because of the coronavirus pandemic, raising concerns among democracy advocates that the vote will not be fair or fully transparent.
Five European countries have announced plans to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights, (ECHR), invoking the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Critics, however, fear that this sends the wrong political signal.
Greece has said it is placing migrant camps across the country on a two-week shutdown to visitors to ward off the new coronavirus. “Visits (to camps) by individuals and organisations are suspended for at least 14 days,” the migration ministry...
More work is needed by Greece to restore the ability of its criminal justice system to counter corruption, Europe's main rights watchdog said on Tuesday (17 December).
Bosnia should urgently close a temporary migrant camp or people will "start to die" during the winter period, a European human rights official warned Tuesday (3 December).
Georgia takes over on Thursday (28 November) the Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. On this occasion the country's Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani submitted an exclusive op-ed.
The Council of Europe and NGOs have urged EU countries to agree on a "sustainable and predictable" mechanism for disembarking people rescued in the Mediterranean, ahead of an EU meeting of interior ministers.
As the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) marks its 25th anniversary. Maria Pejčinović Burić takes stock of its successes and future priorities.
Despite its continued meddling in European affairs, Russia has been reinstated in the Council of Europe, with full voting powers. The decision will only encourage Moscow to continue its erratic behaviour on the European continent while others, like Tur...
Europe’s leading democracy and human rights organisation elected a new leadership late on Wednesday (26 June), overshadowed by the walk-out of several delegations following the ratification of Russia’s return to the assembly. With 159 votes from 268 members of the...