Human Rights Comment
20/08/2015 StrasbourgThose who think that irregular migrants have no rights because they have no papers are wrong. Everyone is a holder of human rights regardless of their status. It is easy to understand that the prohibition of torture protects all people but we should also be aware of the fact that basic social rights are also universal, because their enjoyment constitutes a prerequisite for human dignity....
Report on visit to the Netherlands
14/10/2014 Strasbourg“The Netherlands has a solid human rights protection system, but in practice there are shortcomings, in particular as concerns migrants and children, that need to be addressed” said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing the report on his visit to the country carried out last May. Particularly concerning is the extensive use of administrative...
Visit to the Netherlands
23/05/2014 Strasbourg"The Dutch authorities should stop automatic detention of asylum seekers arriving at Dutch international (air)ports from non-Schengen countries. In particular, children and their families do not belong there" said today Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of a three-day visit to the Netherlands, which included a visit to Schiphol airport’s migrant...
Commissioner Hammarberg intervenes before the Strasbourg Court in asylum cases concerning the Netherlands and Greece
Netherlands: “Progress made but more efforts needed to ensure the implementation of human rights standards” says Commissioner Hammarberg’s report
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