Safe and legal routes and protection of human rights must take centre stage in co-operation between the United Kingdom and France on Channel crossings
The United Kingdom and France should ensure that the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants take centre stage in their actions to deal with crossings of the Channel, said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, in letters addressed to the UK Home...
Third party intervention
Commissioner publishes her observations on the repatriation of European nationals held in camps in North-East Syria
Today the Commissioner published her written observations submitted to the European Court of Human Rights as a third-party in the cases of H.F. and M.F. v. France and J.D. and A.D. v. France on the fate of European nationals held in camps in North-East Syria. The Commissioner considers that...
The French Senate should amend the General Security Bill to make it compatible with human rights
In a letter to the Chair and members of the Law Committee of the French Senate, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, urges the senators to make substantial amendments to the General Security Bill to make it more human rights-compliant. The Commissioner invites the...
Maintaining public order and freedom of assembly in the context of the “yellow vest” movement: recommendations by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
In a memorandum containing her observations on the events linked to the so-called yellow vest movement, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, invites the French authorities to show more respect for human rights during operations aimed at maintaining public order...
Following her mission to Paris, Commissioner Mijatović provides her initial observations on human rights issues relating to the “yellow vest” movement
“The high level of tension currently prevailing in France gives me cause for concern and I believe that there is an urgent need to calm the situation,” said Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović today following her mission to Paris on 28 January to discuss human rights...
The Commissioner is concerned by certain provisions of the draft law on immigration and asylum in France
In a letter to members of the French National Assembly, published today, the Commissioner expresses concern at the risk of violations of the rights of migrants, including asylum seekers, if the provisions of the draft law for managed immigration and an effective right to asylum are passed as they...
France : le projet de loi sur la lutte contre le terrorisme doit être mis en conformité avec la jurisprudence de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme
Le Commissaire publie aujourd’hui une lettre dans laquelle il appelle les sénateurs français à améliorer le projet de loi renforçant la sécurité intérieure et la lutte contre le terrorisme afin de le mettre en conformité avec les normes du Conseil de l’Europe, notamment la jurisprudence de la...
European countries must stop forced evictions of Roma
“Many Roma continue to face serious forms of discrimination and human rights violations by authorities at both national and local levels. In particular, forced evictions without due process and provision of adequate alternative housing continue unabated across Europe, in violation of member...
Luttons contre le terrorisme dans le respect du droit
Le Monde, 03/02/2016 La pérennisation de l’état d’urgence est néfaste et risque d’offrir une victoire aux agresseurs et à la peur en stigmatisant collectivement les musulmans, estime Nils Muiznieks, commissaire aux droits de l’homme du Conseil de l’Europe. Les récentes déclarations du...
The Commissioner addresses the French Senate on surveillance bill
Today the Commissioner has released a letter addressed to the members of the French Senate Commission which is discussing the surveillance bill. The Commissioner reiterates the importance of adopting a law which is compliant with human rights and thus urges the Senators to dispel the concerns...
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