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Cyprus should enhance refugee protection and alleviate effects of austerity measures on human rights

31/03/2016 Strasbourg
Read the report “Despite some progress made in immigration law and policy, Cyprus’ asylum system still suffers from  a number of shortcomings that need to be urgently redressed”, said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing a report based on his visit to Cyprus carried out from 7 to 11 December 2015. The report focuses on the human rights of asylum...
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Cyprus: More efforts needed to protect migrants and victims of economic crisis

11/12/2015 Nicosia
“The readiness of Cyprus to receive asylum seekers in the context of the EU relocation scheme is promising. However, I remain seriously concerned about the grave shortcomings of the national asylum system. The authorities need to redouble their efforts to improve reception conditions and fully align domestic asylum procedures with European human rights standards” said today Nils Muižnieks, the...

Letter to the Minister of Interior of Cyprus

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Neoklis Sylikiotis, Minister of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus CommDH(2010)32 / 26 July 2010 Reply by Mr Neoklis Sylikiofis, Minister of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus, to the letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH(2010)33 / 26 July 2010

Cyprus: “Eradicating trafficking in human beings is a pressing need”

Strasbourg, 26/07/10 – "Progressive measures have been taken to fight trafficking in human beings. It is now crucial for Cyprus to step up efforts to eradicate this scourge totally" said Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, publishing today a letter sent to the Minister of Interior of Cyprus. The letter followed the Commissioner's visit to Cyprus on 10 June and...

Report on visit to Cyprus

Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to the Republic of Cyprus (7-10 July 2008). CommDH(2008)36 / 12 December 2008

Cyprus: Commissioner Hammarberg recommends more efforts on migrants and trafficking

[12/12/08 09:30] "Encouraging steps have been undertaken, but more efforts are needed to handle migration issues and combat trafficking in human beings" said today in Nicosia Thomas Hammarberg handing over his report on a visit to the Republic of Cyprus to the Minister of Justice and Public Order, Dr. Kypros Chrysostomides. While acknowledging the authorities' efforts to enhance the asylum...

Cyprus: Commissioner Hammarberg in Nicosia to discuss human rights and present his report

[10/12/08 09:30] On 12 December, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, will arrive in Nicosia to discuss major human rights issues with national authorities and representatives of international organisations. Commissioner Hammarberg will meet the Minister of Justice and Public Order, Dr. Kypros Chrysostomides, and representatives of the European Union and the...

Commissioner Hammarberg visits Cyprus

[07/05/07 10:30] Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg was in Cyprus on 3-4 May to engage in dialogue with government ministers, national human rights structures, international representatives and NGOs working for reconciliation and human rights on the divided island.

Follow-up report on Cyprus

Follow-up report on Cyprus: Assessment of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. 2003-2005. CommDH(2006)12 / 29 March 2006

Report on visit to Cyprus

Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to Cyprus (25-29 June 2003) CommDH(2004)2 / 12 February 2004