New leaders for anti-torture unit

Law professor Lətif Hüseynov from Azerbaijan has been elected the new president of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).

Assembly’s Jasmine Revolution offer

At a 9 March meeting, the Parliamentary Assembly’s Rapporteur Anne Brasseur said the conditional agreement with parliaments of countries neighbouring the Council of Europe would enable their delegations to take part in assembly activities on an institutional basis.

Judges award €15,000 after Russia HIV human rights breach

Judges have ruled that Russian authorities discriminated against a HIV positive man by refusing to grant him a residency permit.

Video: Local government standards in Ukraine

Alina Tatarenko discusses the Council of Europe’s partnership with Ukraine on issues of local democracy.

Judges consider arguments in Turkish pension rights row

The applicants, Nejdet Şahin and Perihan Şahin, are two Turkish nationals whose army pilot son died in May 2001 when his plane transporting troops from Diyarbakır to Ankara crashed.