Belgium urged not to resume detention of migrant children and to expand alternatives to immigration detention for families with children
19/12/2016 StrasbourgIn a letter addressed to the Secretary of State for Migration and Asylum of Belgium, Mr Theo Francken, published today, Commissioner Muižnieks warns against resuming the practice of detaining migrant families with children. Referring to the Secretary of State’s recent general policy statement, the Commissioner considers that the intention to open closed family units near Brussels airport would...
Human Rights Comment
18/10/2016 StrasbourgThe Shoah stands out as one of the defining moments of history that has shaped the conscience of mankind. It is unique in its roots, implementation and envisioned totality. During my mandate as Commissioner for Human Rights, I have attended a number of ceremonies of commemoration of the victims of the Shoah, not only in Strasbourg, but also in Albania and Greece , to highlight that it is our...
28/01/2016 StrasbourgRead the report “Belgium is failing to uphold the rights of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community. Planned measures to improve the situation should be implemented as a matter of priority” said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing a report on his visit to the country, carried out from 14 to 18 September...
Visit to Belgium
18/09/2015 Brussels"The overwhelmingly positive response of Belgian society to the arrivals of refugees and the decision of the authorities to increase the quota of Syrian refugees they accept for resettlement are encouraging signs. They suggest that Belgium is ready to play its part to ensure that Europe meets the challenges arising from current refugee movements" said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe...
“Belgium should improve detention conditions and strengthen migrants’ rights” says Commissioner Hammarberg in a report
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