Training on integration of migrants in Athens and exchange of views with the United Nations


On 15 February 2018, the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees (SRSG) will participate in an exchange of views between the Council of Europe and the United Nations with experts from capitals, including Renate Winter, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of...

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Recent rulings on expulsion-related cases, detention conditions and launch of fact-sheets

European Court of Human Rights

The case of Bencheref v. Sweden (no. 9602/15), declared inadmissible by the European Court of Human Rights in a decision handed down on 11 January 2018, concerned the complaint of an Algerian national about the length of time that Sweden had held him in detention pending expulsion, lasting from...

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Annual report, letter to Maltese authorities and collection of migration-related comments

HR Commissioner

On 25 January 2018, the Commissioner for Human Rights presented his annual report for 2017 which details the activities carried out during the past year and provides an assessment of the state of human rights in Europe. The report particularly reflects the Commissioner's extensive work on the...

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Sexual abuse of children: recommendations to Hungary


On 1 February 2018, the Council of Europe Lanzarote Committee published its recommendations to the Hungarian authorities on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse in the transit zones at the Serbian-Hungarian border where they are accommodated until a decision on...

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GRETA visited Italy and published a report on Serbia


From 29 January to 2 February 2018, a delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Italy. The purpose of the visits was to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention...

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Course on asylum seekers and the ECHR to professionals in Albania


On 12 February 2018, in Tirana, Albania, more than 50 representatives of responsible ministries, the People’s Advocate, the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination, the School of Magistrates, the School of Advocates, the Police Academy and civil society benefitted from the HELP/UNHCR...

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