Venice Commission says ready to work with Azerbaijan on draft constitutional amendments
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe stands ready to work on a request for opinion on the draft constitutional amendments, the subject of the 26 September referendum in Azerbaijan, the commission external relations officer, Tatiana Mychelova, told APA on Aug.25.
11:01 25 August
U.S. and UK concerned about arrest of Natig Jafarli - UPDATED
Baku – APA. The United Kingdom is troubled by the August 12 arrest of Azerbaijani opposition Republican Alternative (REAL) Movement Executive Secretary Natig Jafarli, as well as by arrests of other activists, the British Minister for Europe and the Americas, Sir Alan Duncan, said.
17:24 17 August
Reason behind Venice Commission’s negative opinion about Azerbaijan’s draft law on defamation unclear – MP
Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloglu – APA. The reason behind the Venice Commission’s negative opinion about the draft law “On defamation” submitted by Azerbaijan is unclear, said Ali Huseynli, Azerbaijani MP, chairman of the parliamentary Committee on law policy and state building.
13:11 31 May
Top Azerbaijani official: Provisions on slander and insult still remain in legislation of leading states
Hasanov said that the event on defamation held today is an issue that has long been discussed in Azerbaijan.
11:50 31 May
Baku hosts roundtable discussion within joint EU/CoE project
Delivering a speech at the event, Ali Hasanov, the Azerbaijani president's aide for public and political affairs, said that after Azerbaijan's gaining independence, ensuring the freedom of expression and media, creation of independent media outlets has always been in the limelight of the state as one of the main directions of creating a civil society and democratization process.
10:41 31 May
Protests as Polish government rejects constitutional court ruling
Baku-APA. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Warsaw on Saturday in the latest round of a consitutional row that has put the government on a collision course with the country's top court, APA reports quoting AFP.
20:57 12 March
PACE president: My visit aimed at contributing to development of democracy in Azerbaijan
The PACE president said he held meetings with NGO and media representatives in Baku and is going to meet with members of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE today.
16:00 29 February
PACE president: Problem of liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh region and other surrounding districts of Azerbaijan from occupation must be solved - INTERVIEW
Q. Mr Agramunt, what will be your main directions during the PACE Presidency?
19:44 26 February
Polish Senate backs contested court reforms, despite EU warnings
Baku-APA. Poland's Senate approved controversial reforms to the country's highest court which have triggered protests at home and EU warnings that they could undermine the rule of law, in a overnight session, APA reports quoting AFP.
20:55 24 December
PACE: Relatively low turn-out reflects referendum in Armenia driven by political interest instead of public needs
“The two-and-a-half-year reform process was not inclusive enough, the parliament having only a few weeks to discuss the text and public debate being limited to two months, making it difficult for an agreement to be reached. Thus, the core of the constitutional change - the shift from a presidential to a parliamentary system - was understood by too many citizens as being a means for the current president to remain in power after the end of his second (and what would have been final) term”, said the statement.
16:49 07 December
Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan were another step towards free, fair and democratic elections, PACE observer delegation
“Election day was calm and peaceful across the country,” said the report, by delegation head Jordi Xuclà (Spain, ALDE), and no major or systemic violations of the Election Code were observed. However, in a few polling stations minor ballot stuffing and some group voting was observed.
18:49 27 November
Election in Azerbaijan fully reflects people’s will – PACE
13:52 02 November
Visit program of PACE delegation to observe Azerbaijani parliamentary elections announced
The team will meet with leaders and representatives of parliamentary groups and parties represented in the Milli Mejlis, as well as extra-parliamentary opposition parties and movements.
15:54 26 October
Venice Commission adopts opinion to law on NGOs of Azerbaijan
11:12 13 December
Reason for cancellation of Venice Commission visit to Azerbaijan revealed
11:35 15 November
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Azerbaijan
18:17 21 October
Azerbaijani Deputy FM to attend 100th Plenary Session of Venice Commission
12:53 09 October
PACE to send 42 observers to early presidential elections in Ukraine
23:12 15 May
Discussing "special status" for Russian language in Ukraine possible — Yatsenyuk
05:40 08 May
Ukrainian Presidents agrees with opposition’s major demands
15:45 21 February