Parties to ECHR have an obligation to carry out effective investigations into attacks perpetrated against journalists. The alerts submitted on the Platform reflect concerns about the cases in which these obligations may not have been met.
16 cases of impunity for murders of journalists
Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Dunja Mijatović, Commissioner for Human Rights
"The growing number of attacks and violence against journalists in the last few years is very disturbing. The right of journalists to carry out their work under safe conditions, without fear of being harassed, attacked or beaten is paramount to freedom of expression. I call on the Council of Europe member states to pay particular attention to their positive obligation to protect journalists."
Liliane Maury Pasquier, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
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