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Social media project ‘Rays of Hope’

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights has launched the social media project #RaysOfHope in which he intends to promote positive initiatives in favour of refugees. Here is his message: Very often during my work I have encountered inadequate immigration … Continue reading

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Judicial Review of Migrant Detention in Europe: In Search of Effectiveness and Speediness

Nikolaos Sitaropoulos has written a blog about the judicial review of migrant detention in Europe. He writes: “Detention has been highlighted in recent years by a number of international and non-governmental organisations as an ineffective and inefficient tool of migration control employed by … Continue reading

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CoE Commissioner for Human Rights: Cyprus must stop separating migrant women from their children

On 7 April 2014, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks,  urged the Cypriot authorities to stop detaining and separating migrant women from their children. In a Facebook post, Muižnieks wrote: “I am very concerned at reports showing that … Continue reading

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Better protection needed for migrant children in Denmark

news article ‘The best interest of the child are not always upheld in the context of asylum and immigration in Denmark. The Danish authorities should improve the protection they provide to migrant children, by ensuring full respect of their rights’, … Continue reading

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Council of Europe: Greece must end collective expulsions

News article The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks, has criticised Greece for a large number of reported collective expulsions of migrants, including a large number of Syrians fleeing war violence, and allegations of ill-treatment of migrants … Continue reading

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EU border control policies negatively affect human rights

News article “The EU externalisation of border control policies has a deleterious effect on human rights, in particular the right to leave a country, which is a prerequisite to the enjoyment of other rights – most importantly, the right to … Continue reading

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