COPENHAGEN, 21 August 2018 – In observance of International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, Makis Voridis (Greece), Chair of the OSCE PA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Countering Terrorism, issued the following statement: “On this day, we pause to remember all of the victims of terrorism, to offer support to the survivors, and to wish peace and solace to the families of those who have lost lives to extremist violence.
COPENHAGEN, 20 August 2018 – In response to a decision by the Republika Srpska National Assembly (RSNA) requesting the annulment of the 2004 Report of the Commission for Investigation of the Events in and around Srebrenica in July 1995 which acknowledged the mass killing of Bosniaks by Serb forces, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's Special Representative on South East Europe, Mark Pritchard (United Kingdom), today issued the following
PODGORICA, 16 August 2018 – Wrapping up his first visit to the region as the OSCE PA’s Special Representative on South East Europe today, Mark Pritchard (United Kingdom) underlined the Assembly’s continued commitment to engagement on democracy, the integrity of electoral processes, rule of law, stability and security, human rights, and media freedom. In Albania, he urged speedy completion of justice reform to ensure functioning judicial
COPENHAGEN, 20 July 2018 – Following the end of a two-year state of emergency in Turkey earlier this week, the officers of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Chair Margareta Kiener-Nellen (MP, Switzerland), Vice-Chair Michael Georg Link (MP, Germany), and Rapporteur Kyriakos Hadjiyianni (MP, Cyprus) issued the following statement: “We welcome the end to the state of emergency
George Tsereteli (second from right) at Tbilisi media conference, 18 July 2018 TBILISI, 19 July 2018 – OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President George Tsereteli (Georgia) participated this week in the 15th annual South Caucasus Media Conference organized by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media in Tbilisi, Georgia. Titled “Quality Journalism for Trustworthy and Credible Information,” the conference brought together more
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Tetyana Kovalchuk and Special Representative Hedy Fry KYIV, 14 July 2018 – Concluding a two-day visit to Kyiv, the OSCE PA Special Representative on Gender Issues, Hedy Fry (MP, Canada) underlined the need for greater equality between women and men to fully advance Ukraine’s reform agenda and conflict-resolution efforts. “Armed conflicts have a tendency to reinforce traditional gender roles and the situation