Andreas Herkel, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Monitoring Committee co-rapporteur, informed Trend that a report on Azerbaijan by the PACE rapporteurs will make a major accent on traditional reforms, political prisoners and media. He noted that all part of the report is of great significance, because it is dedicated to the implementation of CE commitments and recommendations by Azerbaijan.
I welcome the rehabilitation of the ANS private TV and radio broadcasting channel, whereas the question linked with the eviction of editorial offices of newspapers remains an important problem which concerns us currently, Mr. Herkel said.
The co-rapporteur also mentioned that the report covers democratization of society in Azerbaijan.
On 13 December 2006 Paris will host a meeting of PACE Committee on Fulfillment of CE commitments and recommendations, which will focus on draft report by PACE Monitoring Committee Co-rapporteurs, Andreas Herkel and Tony Lloyd, who have recently visited Azerbaijan.