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Austria should step up efforts to protect women’s rights and gender equality and improve the reception and integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

20/12/2021 Strasbourg

“Austria has taken significant steps to combat violence against women but, as the high number of femicides and the emergence of new digital dimensions of violence show, increased and better co-ordinated efforts are required,” said Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović...

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Third party intervention

Risk of human rights violations for asylum seekers returned to Hungary

13/01/2016 Strasbourg

“Due to sweeping changes introduced in Hungary in asylum law and practice over recent months, asylum seekers returned there run a considerable risk of being subject to human rights violations” said today Commissioner Muižnieks while publishing the written observations he submitted on 17 December...

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Commissioner concludes official visit to Austria

[29/05/07 11:30] Following an official human rights assessment visit to Austria, Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg told a press conference in Vienna that the Austrian Government would need to improve the treatment of asylum seekers and migrants.

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