Nils Muižnieks: Russia’s freedom of assembly laws need “ thorough revision”

“The Russian legislation on freedom of assembly has been made considerably more restrictive in recent years,” the Commissioner for Human Rights states in a new Memorandum published today.

Nils Muižnieks: School segregation still deprives many children of quality education

“School segregation harms children’s learning opportunities and is a clear injustice against minority and other vulnerable groups of people, which also perpetuates their marginalisation,” the Commissioner for Human Rights warned today.

Nils Muižnieks warns against Europe’s LGBTI backlash

A backlash against lesbians, gays, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex people is taking place across Europe, as their visibility increases, according to the Commissioner for Human Rights.

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.