Third party intervention
Commissioner publishes observations on the human rights impact of climate change
Today, the Commissioner published her written observations to the European Court of Human Rights concerning the case of Cláudia Duarte Agostinho and others v. Portugal and 32 other States which relates to the negative impact of climate change on a range of human rights, in particular those of...
Portugal should act more resolutely to tackle racism and continue efforts to combat violence against women
In a memorandum published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, called on the authorities of Portugal to address more resolutely the increasing level of racism in the country, as well as to take additional steps to prevent and combat violence against women...
Portugal: progress in participation of Roma in local decision-making should be sustained
Concrete measures to address the discrimination Roma face in Portugal and ways to foster the participation of Roma in society were at the centre of a two day visit the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks made to Lisbon and Torres Vedras on 6-7 March. “It is heartening...
Country visit report
Portugal: Austerity measures threaten the most vulnerable
"The most vulnerable social groups have been hit hardest by the fiscal austerity measures implemented in Portugal. The government should strengthen its efforts to mitigate the negative impact of the financial crisis, in particular on children, elderly and the Roma" said today Commissioner...
Letter to the Minister of Justice of Portugal
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mrs Paula Teixeira da Cruz, Minister of Justice of Portugal (8 June 2012) CommDH(2012)24 / 10 July 2012
Portugal: Austerity measures pose a serious threat to human rights
Lisbon, 09/05/2012 – "Fiscal austerity measures implemented so far in Portugal have disproportionately affected the human rights of the most vulnerable social groups, especially children, the elderly and Roma. I welcome the government's efforts at cushioning the impact of the financial crisis,...
Commissioner Hammarberg continues dialogue on human rights with Portuguese authorities
Strasbourg, 15/03/10 - The Commissioner published today a letter sent to the Deputy Minister of Justice of Portugal, José Magalhäes, on the fight against discrimination, migration policy, the situation of minorities and police behaviour. The letter follows the Commissioner's visit to Lisbon on...
Letter to the Secretary of State for Justice and modernization of the Judiciary of Portugal
Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to Mr José Magalhães, Secretary of State for Justice and modernization of the Judiciary of Portugal CommDH(2010)10 / 15 March 2010 Reply by Mr José Magalhães, Secretary of State for Justice and modernization of the Judiciary of...
Opinion on procedural safeguards
Opinion of the Commissioner for Human rights Mr. Alvaro Gil-Robles on the procedural safeguards surrounding the authorisation of pre-trial detention in Portugal. CommDH(2004)8
Report on visit to Portugal
Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to Portugal (27-30 May 2003) CommDH(2003)14 / 19 December 2003
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