In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of Romania published today, Commissioner Muižnieks urges the authorities to increase protection of persons with disabilities. The Commissioner calls for a thorough investigation of allegations concerning serious human rights violations, such as...
Human Rights Comment
Well-funded and strong public service media are a good indicator that a democracy is healthy – this is the result of a study published last year by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The report notably found that countries that have popular, well-funded public service broadcasters encounter...
In a letter to the Prime Minister of Romania published today, Commissioner Muižnieks requested updating information from the Romanian authorities concerning certain major issues affecting the human rights of Romania’s Roma population. This dialogue follows up on the Commissioner’s visit report to...
Report on visit to Romania
“Romania must show a much stronger commitment to effectively protecting the human rights of persons with disabilities, children and Roma”, said today Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, releasing a report on his visit to Romania from 31 March to 4 April 2014....
Visit to Romania
"I am seriously concerned by a number of reported cases of inhuman and degrading treatment of persons with disabilities living in closed institutions. Romania needs to set up an efficient national mechanism for the prevention of torture to safeguard the protection of the human rights of persons...
Memorandum from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: Advancing accountability in respect of the CIA Black Site in Romania CommDH(2012)38 / 18 December 2012
Strasbourg, 7/6/2012 - Commissioner Muižnieks expressed today his deep concern about the evictions of more than 300 Roma families and their relocation to buildings formerly owned by a disused chemical factory in the Romanian city of Baia Mare. Reportedly, 22 children and two adults had to be...
Access to justice for persons with disabilities: Commissioner Hammarberg intervenes before the Strasbourg Court
Strasbourg, 18/10/11 – "Persons with disabilities are all too often denied access to justice on an equal basis with others", said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, submitting written observations to the European Court of Human Rights on a case concerning the...
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Emil Boc, Prime Minister of Romania CommDH(2010)53 / 16 December 2010 Reply by Mr Emil Boc, Prime Minister of Romania to the letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH(2010)54 / 16 December 2010
Strasbourg, 15/10/10 – "Without resolute action to stamp out anti-Gypsyism, it will not be possible to help many Romanian Roma out of social exclusion and marginalisation." After a three-day visit to Romania focused on the human rights of Roma, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights,...
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