Cypriot authorities should investigate allegations of pushbacks and ill-treatment of migrants, improve reception conditions, and ensure an enabling environment for NGOs
In a letter addressed to the Minister of Interior of Cyprus, made public today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović urges the Cypriot authorities to ensure that independent and effective investigations are carried out into allegations of pushbacks and of...
Letter to the Attorney General of Cyprus
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, to Mr Costas CLERIDES, Attorney General of Cyprus, on the protection of human rights of unaccompanied migrant children CommDH(2016)38
Country visit report
Cyprus should enhance refugee protection and alleviate effects of austerity measures on human rights
Read the report “Despite some progress made in immigration law and policy, Cyprus’ asylum system still suffers from a number of shortcomings that need to be urgently redressed”, said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing a report based on his...
End of visit
Cyprus: More efforts needed to protect migrants and victims of economic crisis
“The readiness of Cyprus to receive asylum seekers in the context of the EU relocation scheme is promising. However, I remain seriously concerned about the grave shortcomings of the national asylum system. The authorities need to redouble their efforts to improve reception conditions and fully...
Letter to the Minister of Interior of Cyprus
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr Neoklis Sylikiotis, Minister of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus CommDH(2010)32 / 26 July 2010 Reply by Mr Neoklis Sylikiofis, Minister of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus, to the letter from the Council of Europe...
Cyprus: “Eradicating trafficking in human beings is a pressing need”
Strasbourg, 26/07/10 – "Progressive measures have been taken to fight trafficking in human beings. It is now crucial for Cyprus to step up efforts to eradicate this scourge totally" said Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, publishing today a letter sent to the...
Report on visit to Cyprus
Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to the Republic of Cyprus (7-10 July 2008). CommDH(2008)36 / 12 December 2008
Cyprus: Commissioner Hammarberg recommends more efforts on migrants and trafficking
[12/12/08 09:30] "Encouraging steps have been undertaken, but more efforts are needed to handle migration issues and combat trafficking in human beings" said today in Nicosia Thomas Hammarberg handing over his report on a visit to the Republic of Cyprus to the Minister of Justice and Public...
Cyprus: Commissioner Hammarberg in Nicosia to discuss human rights and present his report
[10/12/08 09:30] On 12 December, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, will arrive in Nicosia to discuss major human rights issues with national authorities and representatives of international organisations. Commissioner Hammarberg will meet the Minister of...
Commissioner Hammarberg visits Cyprus
[07/05/07 10:30] Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg was in Cyprus on 3-4 May to engage in dialogue with government ministers, national human rights structures, international representatives and NGOs working for reconciliation and human rights on the divided island.
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