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Slovakia: “Segregation and anti-Gypsyism at the core of Roma exclusion”

Strasbourg, 20/12/11 – "Concrete action to counter anti-Gypsyism and discrimination against Roma must be given priority by the authorities of Slovakia" said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, releasing today his report following a visit to Slovakia carried out from 26 to 27 September 2011, which focuses on the protection of the human rights of...

The increasing repression in Belarus is worrying

Strasbourg, 19/12/11 – One year has passed since the fraudulent presidential election in Belarus declared Lukashenka as the winner. What came after was an increasing and unacceptable repression, said today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in an article published by the weekly New Europe . Thousands of people took part in the protest demonstrations in Minsk in...

Media freedom under threat in Europe

London, 08/12/11 – Ahead of human rights day (10 December 2011), Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, launched the publication Human rights and a changing media landscape at a press conference in London, hosted by ARTICLE 19, on Thursday 8 December 2011. "The defence of all human rights depends on media freedom and pluralism. This makes it...

Public service media needed to strengthen pluralism

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Ukraine: The independence and efficiency of the judiciary must be protected as a matter of priority

Kyiv, 25/11/11 – "The protection of the right to a fair trial should be central to judicial reform efforts" said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, at the end of a week-long visit to Ukraine. "In order to guarantee this fundamental human right to everyone, courts must be independent, impartial, and efficient." A large proportion of the judgments...

The right to leave one’s country should be applied without discrimination

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Ethical journalism: self-regulation protects the independence of media

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Only genuine justice can ensure durable peace in the Balkans

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