In this edition, journalists and journalism under attack in Europe, a ECHR Court decision against excessive use of force by prison guards in Montenegro, and Cyprus is criticised for making slow progress improving transparency of party financing.
Council of Europe Strasbourg 30 April 2015
Secretary General calls on European states to protect journalists
Anti-torture Committee (CPT) Strasbourg 29 April 2015
Authorities take action to combat ill-treatment and intimidation in colonies
Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 29 April 2015
Committee of Ministers reaffirms unequivocal opposition to the death penalty
27 April 2015
Malta signed and ratified the European Convention on the Repatriation of Minors (ETS No. 71), the European Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitation to Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes (ETS No. 82) and the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised) (CETS No. 202).
Poland ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (CETS No. 210).
The United Kingdom ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).