Denmark: Children's rights should be better respected in migration and asylum

Sandholm refugee center, Denmark [Copenhagen, 22/11/2013 12:00] - "More systematic consideration should be given to the best interests of the child in migration and asylum policies and procedures" said Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, after a three-day visit to Copenhagen... (more)

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

Photo Mathieu Delmestre [Strasbourg, 14/11/2013 12:00] - "The racist attacks on Ms Christiane Taubira, the French Minister of Justice, over the last few months give serious cause for concern. Racist speech and, more broadly speaking, the rejection of diversity, seriously undermine human rights, human dignity and the values on which today’s Europe is founded ... (more)

Russia must strengthen the independence and the impartiality of the judiciary

[Strasbourg, 12/11/2013 12:00] - "Substantial reforms should continue in order to remedy the systemic deficiencies in the administration of justice and strengthen the independence and impartiality of the judiciary in the Russian Federation", said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, releasing a report on his visit to the Russian Federation carried out from 3 to 12 April 2013. (more)
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