Council of Europe appoints new author of Smolensk crash report

The Council of Europe’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights has started work on a report on the 2010 Smolensk plane crash, in which all 96 passengers died, including President Lech Kaczyński and his wife. The Council of Europe may pass a resolution on the issue after the report is prepared....

Locked content Council of Europe: Human rights in Poland under threat

“Recent changes to Poland’s legal and institutional framework threaten human rights and undermine the rule of law,” Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement accompanying a report which follows his February visit to Warsaw. The commiss...