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ODF, CCL & FIDU at PACE: strengthening international human rights mechanisms

During the last PACE Autumn session (30-4 October), together with the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL) and the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU) we had the pleasure to host: Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian filmmaker recently released from Russian custody; Kazakhstani human rights defenders Bota Jardemalie and Daniyar Khassenov, and representatives of the Turkish NGO Arrested Lawyers Initiative (ALI). Our side event on Thursday 3 October was sponsored by MPs Frank Schwabe (Germany; SOC), Roberto Rampi (Italy; SOC) and Martin Poliačik (Slovakia; ALDE) and it tackled the effectiveness of international human rights mechanisms considering the challenges posed by non-democratic states.