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Risk of human rights violations for asylum seekers returned to Hungary

13/01/2016 Strasbourg
“Due to sweeping changes introduced in Hungary in asylum law and practice over recent months, asylum seekers returned there run a considerable risk of being subject to human rights violations” said today Commissioner Muižnieks while publishing the written observations he submitted on 17 December to the European Court of Human Rights in relation to two complaints against Austria concerning the...

“Austria should improve the protection of asylum-seekers, women and persons with disabilities”

[11/09/2012 09:30] "Despite a well-established human rights system, Austria still needs to bridge some remaining gaps, in particular as concerns the rights of asylum-seekers, women and persons with disabilities" said Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks, publishing a report based on the findings of his visit to Austria last 4-6 June. "Access of asylum-seekers to the...

Report on visit to Austria

Report by the Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, on his visit to Austria (4-6 June 2012) CommDH(2012)28 / 11 September 2012 Read the summary of the report in German Comments by the Austrian Government on the report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his visit to Austria CommDH-GovRep(2012)2 / 11 September 2012

Austria: rights of asylum-seekers, women and persons with disabilities should be strengthened

Strasbourg, 07/06/2012 – "Living conditions of asylum-seekers in Austria are good in general. However, improvements should be considered to ensure that quality legal counseling is available at all stages of the asylum procedure and to broaden asylum seeker's access to work" said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, after concluding his three-day visit to Austria. The...

“OSCE and Council of Europe should strengthen co-operation to increase human rights protection”

Vienna, 02/02/12 – "The Council of Europe, the OSCE and other international actors need to further co-operate to counter negative developments in relation to human rights issues" said today Commissioner Hammarberg addressing the Permanent Council of the OSCE. Commissioner Hammarberg said that the priorities of the Council of Europe and the OSCE, especially in the human dimension, are similar,...

The Joint Conference concerning Roma Migration and Freedom of Movement

[09/11/2009] The serious human rights challenges faced by Roma when migrating or exercising their right to freedom of movement, as well as the security implications, will be the focus of a joint international conference in Vienna on 9-10 November 2009, organised by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (CommHR), the OSCE...

Commissioner Hammarberg presents human-rights report on Austria

Strasbourg, 12.12.2007 – The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg today presented his report on the human-rights situation in Austria. Mr Hammarberg underlined the positive steps undertaken by the Austrian authorities to improve the protection and promotion of human rights and welcomed the ongoing constitutional reform process as an opportunity to codify clearly...

Commissioner concludes official visit to Austria

[29/05/07 11:30] Following an official human rights assessment visit to Austria, Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg told a press conference in Vienna that the Austrian Government would need to improve the treatment of asylum seekers and migrants.

Commissioner to make official visit to Austria

[18/05/07 10:00] Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, will begin a one-week assessment visit to Austria next Monday, with a view to drawing up a comprehensive report on the human rights situation. The country report will be made public in autumn 2007.

Report on visit to Austria

Report by the Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Thomas Hammarberg, on his visit to Austria (21-25 May 2007) CommDH(2007)26 / 12 December 2007 CommDH(2007)26 / 12 December 2007 ( in German)