Nils Muižnieks: Russia’s Law on Foreign Agents contravenes human rights

In observations submitted to the Europan Court, Nils Muižnieks declares that the Russian Federation’s legislative framework on non-commercial organisations is incompatible with international and European human rights standards.

Turkey: Nils Muižnieks concerned by third consecutive Istanbul Pride ban

Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks has expressed his concern at the third consecutive ban on the annual Pride march in Istanbul.

Nils Muižnieks: Greece must take action against “long-standing and systemic problem of excessive use of violence in law enforcement”

Today the Commissioner for Human Rights published correspondence with the Greek government in which he raises his concern about new reports of ill-treatment by police officers.

Nils Muižnieks: Human rights organisations are being squeezed

Governments are backsliding on their commitment to freedom of association, leading some human rights defenders to go underground, according to the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Poland: Nils Muižnieks urges parliament to reject law changes threatening judicial independence

In a letter addressed to the Speaker of Sejm of Poland published today, Nils Muižnieks, calls on the Polish Parliament to reject legal amendments which he fears would “encroach upon the independence of the judiciary.”