Hungary: Human rights commissioner concerned by new law allowing automatic detention of asylum seekers

“Under the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, detention for the purpose of denying entry to a territory or for removal must be a measure of last resort, only if less coercive alternatives cannot be applied, and based on the facts and circumstances of the individual case,” writes Nils Muižnieks.

Nils Muižnieks urges Pristina authorities to restore social cohesion and safeguard media freedom

Safeguarding media freedom and restoring social cohesion top the Commissioner for Human Rights’ list of concerns at the end of his four-day mission to *Kosovo.

Nils Muižnieks: Europe needs a “paradigm shift” on migration

Writing ahead of today’s meeting, the Commissioner for Human Rights stated: “As the European Council is set to address the Union’s response to migration, one topic should be prominent on all points of its agenda: states’ obligations to uphold the human rights of migrants.”

Nils Muižnieks’ five-point plan to end migrant detention

Writing in a ‘Comment’ article, the Commissioner for Human Rights states: “It is imperative that states work towards the abolition of migrant detention. This does not mean giving up on managing one’s borders, including decisions over who enters a country and who can stay. It means investing in alternative measures to manage migration effectively, which are not as far-reaching and harmful as detention.”

Nils Muižnieks: Migrant law amendments violate Slovenia’s international human rights obligations

Law-makers in Slovenia have violated the country’s international human rights obligations by adopting legal changes affecting migrants, according to Nils Muižnieks. In a Facebook post published earlier today, the Commissioner for Human Rights wrote: “While the latest legislative revisions introduce …