Council of Europe: statement of the international observers on Georgian elections

The FINANCIAL — Fundamental freedoms respected in competitive Georgian elections, but allegations of pressure and blurring of line between party and state reduced confidence, international observers say.  Georgia’s parliamentary elections were competitive and, overall, fundamental freedoms were respected. Nevertheless, pervasive allegations of…

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EU reaffirms its support against the death penalty

The FINANCIAL — Today on the World and European Day Against the Death Penalty, the European Union and the Council of Europe reaffirm their opposition to the use of capital punishment in all circumstances and call for the universal abolition of the…

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Council of Europe urges Russia to pay €10 mln fine to Georgia

The FINANCIAL — European Court of Human Rights ruled in January 2019 that Russia must pay EUR 10,000,000 for non-pecuniary damage to the victims (a group of at least 1,500 Georgian nationals) within eighteen months (or any other time-limit considered appropriate by…

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CE Recommendation on the protection of journalism and media workers

1. It is alarming and unacceptable that journalists and other media actors in Europe are increasingly being threatened, harassed, subjected to surveillance, intimidated, arbitrarily deprived of their liberty, physically attacked, tortured and even killed because of their investigative work, opinions or…

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