During its summer session in June 2017, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has appointed three judges to conduct an external investigation of the pending corruption cases among members of the PACE.
These allegations have shattered the reputation of the most important and respected European human rights institution for years.
The PACE members also decided to strengthen the rules of procedure of the Parliament and to remove Pedro Agramunt (formerly EPP Spain), the current President of the Parliamentary Assembly.
EPDE has contributed to the ongoing investigation with its reports on politically motivated election observation. Members of PACE have been involved in whitewashing falsified elections among others in Azerbaijan in 2013 and 2015.