News 2013

Syrian refugees: a neglected human rights crisis in Europe

2013-12-20T09:00:00 Human Rights Comment headline Strasbourg 20/12/2013 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

Europe is failing Syrian refugees

2013-12-20T08:30:00 Press conference Syrian Refugees - A neglected human crisis par Apollofilm Visit to Turkey, Bulgaria and Germany on the Syrian refugee crisis Berlin, 19/12/2013 - , In a press conference in Berlin concluding a 5-day visit to Turkey, Bulgaria and Germany on the...

Serbia should end degrading reception conditions for asylum seekers

2013-12-12T08:30:00 Letter to the Prime Minister of Serbia headline Strasbourg 12/12/2013 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

The municipality of Rome should step up its support to Roma and refugees

2013-12-11T08:30:00 Letter to the Mayor of Rome headline Strasbourg 11/12/2013 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

Restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly still serious human rights concerns in Azerbaijan

[11/12/2013] In a video message to the Azerbaijan's Human Rights Forum, organized by the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety (IRFS), in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Commissioner expressed his serious concern at the apparent intensification of the practice of unjustified or selective criminal prosecution of journalists and others who express critical opinions, including bloggers and...

Austerity measures across Europe have undermined human rights

2013-12-04T08:30:00 Publication of an Issue Paper headline Strasbourg 04/12/13 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

Commissioner concerned about the situation in Ukraine

2013-12-02T04:05:00 Freedom of assembly headline Strasbourg 02/12/2013 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

Police misconduct in Turkey raises serious human rights concerns

"The police's handling of demonstrations in Turkey exposes once again the long-standing, serious human rights problem of the misconduct of law enforcement officials in the country. It is time for the Turkish police to improve their record of compliance with human rights standards", said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, releasing a report on...

Children’s rights should be better respected in migration and asylum

2013-11-21T11:01:00 Visit to Denmark headline Copenhagen 22/11/2013 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

Commissioner's reaction to racist attacks on French Minister of Justice Taubira

2013-11-13T11:06:00 headline Strasbourg 14/11/2013 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

Russia must strengthen the independence and the impartiality of the judiciary

2013-11-13T11:01:00 Report on visit to the Russian Federation (2013) headline Strasbourg 12/11/2013 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille...

Freedom of expression and democracy in the digital age - Opportunities, rights, responsibilities

2013-11-07T02:00:00 headline Belgrade 07/11/2013 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

EU border control policies negatively affect human rights

2013-11-06T09:53:00 headline Strasbourg 06/11/2013 - 9:30 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

On-site visit to detention centre of Geispolsheim

2013-10-30T02:00:00 Visit to France headline Strasbourg 30/10/2013 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

Legal recognition of LGBTI families

2013-10-25T09:00:00 headline Strasbourg 25/10/2013 - 11:00 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

Human rights at risk when secret surveillance spreads

2013-10-24T07:30:00 Human Rights Comment headline Strasbourg 24/10/2013 Diminuer la taille du texte Augmenter la taille du texte ...

Irresponsible media reporting on Roma propagates negative myths

[Strasbourg, 24/10/2013 09:30] – "The long-standing problem of negative media reporting on minorities has vehemently re-emerged with the cases of the children found in Roma families in Greece and Ireland. Most news reports, not only in Europe but all over the world, have insisted on the ethnicity of the families from which the children have been taken, thus propagating age-old myths...

Slovenia : Justice has to be done for all the erased

[Strasbourg, 19/10/2013 09:30] – Twenty two years have passed since the erasure of more than 25 000 persons from the Slovene Register of Permanent Residents, a decision which caused serious violations of human rights and grave suffering of the individuals concerned and their families. As a result, the erased became, in effect, irregular migrants – without documents, healthcare and...

Commissioner warns the UK about the consequences of non-compliance with judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

[Strasbourg, 17/10/2013 17:00] – In a Memorandum published today, the Commissioner underscores the obligation for member States to execute judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and the importance that such compliance has for the European system of human rights protection. He also warns about the possible negative consequences for the UK's interests, international...

France: Off-site hearings raise human rights concerns

[Strasbourg, 17/10/2013] – In a letter sent to the Minister of Justice, Ms Christiane Taubira, on 2 October 2013 and published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, expresses concern about respect for the human rights of the migrants required to appear at hearings of the Courts of Meaux and Bobigny held off site in the administrative detention centre...
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