16/02/2016 Strasbourg“Many Roma continue to face serious forms of discrimination and human rights violations by authorities at both national and local levels. In particular, forced evictions without due process and provision of adequate alternative housing continue unabated across Europe, in violation of member states' international human rights obligations” said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner...
22/06/2015 StrasbourgRead the report “Bulgaria has made some progress in strengthening human rights protection, but this remains slow and fragile, in particular as regard the rights of persons placed in institutions, the human rights of migrants and media freedom,” said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing a report on his visit to Bulgaria carried out from 9 to 11...
Visit to Bulgaria
Bulgaria: progress needed to better protect children, improve media freedom and uphold the human rights of migrants
12/02/2015 Sofia« Bulgaria should ensure that children’s rights are fully respected in the process of de-institutionalisation and reforming the juvenile justice system» said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of a three-day visit to Bulgaria. "Bulgaria should stop placing children in institutions such as Correctional Boarding Schools, which were created several...
Report on visit to Bulgaria
09/02/2010 Strabourg"More efforts are needed to better protect minorities and children and to ensure that their needs are embedded in the decision making process," said Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. He publishes today a report on his visit to Bulgaria carried out in November 2009 to assess progress on the protection of the rights of minorities and disadvantaged children....
Visit to Bulgaria
Commissioner Hammarberg encourages Bulgaria to make more efforts to protect the rights of minorities and children
06/11/2009 StrasbourgCommissioner Thomas Hammarberg concluded a three-day visit to Sofia during which he assessed progress on the protection of the rights of minorities and disadvantaged children. The Commissioner met with the Minister of Interior, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister of Labour and Social Policy, and Acting Minister of Education, Youth and Science, as well as with members of Parliament. He also...
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