Bosnia and Herzegovina: National minorities in do not enjoy effective access to their rights, says expert report

The Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities concludes in its ‘opinion’ that in a country deeply divided among the three constituent peoples (Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs), national minorities are institutionally discriminated against and unable to fully participate in political processes.

Dunja Mijatović: We must end poverty and inequality

In a new ‘Comment’ article, the Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović, makes a plea to governments to “keep their promise” and end poverty and inequality.

Dunja Mijatović: European states must put human rights at the centre of their migration policies

“European states’ current approach to the arrivals of refugees and migrants has transformed a manageable issue into an extremely divisive topic, in particular within EU member states,” says the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Portugal: ‘Casa Pia’ paedophile ring members await human rights court judgement

The case concerns a paedophile ring in the Casa Pia, a public institution responsible for the education of children from deprived backgrounds.

European court rules against Turkey in paraplegic student’s university access human rights dispute

The case concerned the impossibility for a paraplegic person (Enver Şahin) to gain access to the university buildings for the purpose of his studies owing to the lack of suitable facilities.