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Issue Paper

Progress needed to ensure women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe

04/12/2017 Strasbourg

“Women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are human rights. Regrettably, however, women in Europe still have these rights denied or restricted as a result of laws, policies and practices that ultimately reflect continuing gender stereotypes and inequalities. States must acknowledge and...

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Letter

Ukrainian Parliament should accelerate the process of ratification of the Istanbul Convention

04/12/2017 Strasbourg

In a letter addressed to the Chairperson of the Parliament of Ukraine published today, Commissioner Muižnieks strongly encouraged the members of the Ukrainian Parliament to accelerate the process of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against...

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Country visit

Liechtenstein should improve gender equality and the rights of persons with disabilities

24/11/2017 Vaduz

The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, welcomed the solid legal and institutional framework for the protection and promotion of human rights in Liechtenstein, which has been strengthened by the establishment in January 2017 of the Association for Human Rights...

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Third party intervention

Commissioner Muižnieks intervenes before the Strasbourg Court on equal access to education for children with disabilities

20/11/2017 Strasbourg

“Equal access to education for children with disabilities is still hampered by serious shortcomings in law and in practice in the majority of member states” said today Commissioner Muižnieks while publishing his written observations submitted to the European Court of Human Rights on a case...

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Third party intervention

The Commissioner intervenes before the European Court of Human Rights in cases concerning the freedom of expression and right to liberty and security of parliamentarians in Turkey

10/11/2017 Strasbourg

Today the Commissioner published his written observations submitted to the European Court of Human Rights concerning a group of twelve applications concerning the freedom of expression and right to liberty and security of parliamentarians in Turkey. Based on two visits carried out to Turkey in...

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Country visit

Malta should step up efforts to enhance protection of women’s and migrants’ rights

10/11/2017 Valletta

“I welcome the government’s efforts to combat domestic violence in Malta. The transposition into domestic law of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, currently debated in parliament, is a decisive step forward. However, more...

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Visit report

Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities should spare no effort to build a truly cohesive society and effectively protect media freedom

07/11/2017 Strasbourg

“The authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina should lay the foundations for a more cohesive society by tackling the disruptive legacy of the war. It is particularly crucial to step up the prosecution of wartime crimes and uphold the human rights of all civilian war victims, especially internally...

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Letter

Commissioner Muižnieks calls on Swedish Parliament to be ambitious in plans to establish a national human rights institution

30/10/2017 Strasbourg

In a letter addressed to the Parliament of Sweden published today, Commissioner Muižnieks welcomes the current discussions in the Committee on the Constitution to establish a national human rights institution, and urges parliamentarians to ensure that the new body is adequately funded,...

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Third party intervention

The Commissioner intervenes before the European Court of Human Rights in cases concerning the detention of journalists and freedom of expression in Turkey

19/10/2017 Strasbourg

Today the Commissioner published his written observations submitted to the European Court of Human Rights concerning a group of ten applications relating to freedom of expression and right to liberty of journalists in Turkey. Based on two visits carried out to Turkey in April and September 2016...

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Country visit report

Switzerland should reinforce its human rights protection framework and better respond to the needs of vulnerable migrants

17/10/2017 Strasbourg

Reinforcing the institutional and legal framework for safeguarding and promoting human rights and enhancing the protection of migrants and asylum seekers are the key recommendations addressed to the Swiss authorities by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, in a...

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Letter

Commissioner urges Azerbaijan to investigate allegations of human rights violations of LGBT persons recently arrested and detained in Baku

16/10/2017 Strasbourg

Today the Commissioner published a letter sent on 9 October to Ramil Usubov, Minister of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan, in which he calls for thorough investigations into serious allegations of human rights violations of LGBT persons recently arrested and detained in Baku. “Arrests based wholly...

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Country visit

Republic of Moldova: important advances on addressing domestic violence, but more progress needed in justice reform

13/10/2017 Chisinau

“Despite the reforms undertaken to date, further sustained efforts are needed in order to address deficiencies in the justice sector, strengthen the judiciary’s efficiency and impartiality, and restore public trust. In contrast, I was heartened to learn about progress achieved with regard to the...

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Letter

Commissioner seeks clarifications over Italy’s maritime operations in Libyan territorial waters

11/10/2017 Strasbourg

In a letter addressed to Mr Marco Minniti, Minister of Interior of Italy, published today, the Commissioner requests information with regard to Italy’s maritime operations in Libyan territorial waters aimed at managing migration flows. Expressing appreciation for Italy’s efforts in saving lives...

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Letter

Romania: NGO expertise still vital for monitoring institutions for persons with disabilities

10/10/2017 Strasbourg

In a letter addressed to Ms Lia-Olguța Vasilescu, Minister of Labour and Social Justice of Romania, published today, the Commissioner recommends that the government renew its co-operation with expert non-governmental organisations in order to enhance monitoring of institutions providing care to...

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Letter

Commissioner calls on Spain to investigate allegations of disproportionate use of police force in Catalonia

09/10/2017 Strasbourg

Today the Commissioner published a letter sent on 4 October to Mr Juan Ignacio Zoido Álvarez, Minister of the Interior of Spain, in which he raises concerns regarding allegations of disproportionate use of force by law enforcement authorities in Catalonia on 1 October 2017. “The Spanish...

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Country visit

Sweden: move beyond emergency mode in migration-related areas to strengthen human rights

06/10/2017 Stockholm

“Sweden has played a leading role in providing assistance to persons in need of international protection; this should continue” said today Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of a five-day visit to Sweden. Welcoming Sweden’s efforts within the...

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Memorandum

The law on freedom of assembly in the Russian Federation needs thorough revision

29/09/2017 Strasbourg

In a Memorandum published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, recommends that the Russian authorities thoroughly revise the country’s legal framework governing public events, in consultation with domestic human rights structures, so as to bring it in line...

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Country visit

Luxembourg: Authorities encouraged to continue efforts to integrate asylum-seekers and migrants

22/09/2017 Luxembourg

“Luxembourg has made considerable efforts to respond to Europe’s refugee and migrant crisis by receiving asylum-seekers and relocating and resettling refugees from other parts of Europe and beyond. It has largely avoided the trap of political instrumentalisation of the issue of migration, and...

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Position paper

School segregation still deprives many children of quality education

12/09/2017 Strasbourg

“The right to education is a fundamental human right. Yet, many European countries still deny thousands of children, including children with disabilities, Roma children and refugee or migrant children, equal access to it by keeping them in segregated schools. This is a violation of children’s...

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Statement

European countries must acknowledge the Roma genocide

02/08/2017 Strasbourg

On the occasion of today’s commemoration of the “Pharrajimos’, the Roma genocide, I call on Council of Europe member states to make more vigorous efforts towards fully acknowledging the genocide and other past atrocities committed against the Roma. While some countries have in recent years taken...

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