Council of Europe: united for human rights

Thorbjorn Jagland – Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Russia has been a member of the Council of Europe since 1996 and has often been the target of its criticism for its human rights record. Now there are more and more signs of improving relations between the two, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe may stop its monitoring regime in Russia in the near future. To talk about the oldest pan-European organization and its relations with Russia, our guest in the studio is Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland.