Ireland: Nils Muižnieks’ national report – the key points on abortion

The Commissioner for Human Rights urges Ireland to “remove all legal provisions impeding access to safe and legal abortion, including by decriminalising abortion within reasonable gestational limits. At the very minimum however, the Irish authorities should ensure that abortions performed to preserve the physical and mental health of women, or in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, rape or incest are made lawful.”

Podcast: The fight against racism and discrimination in Ireland

In this podcast, Michael Farrell, a lawyer and Ireland’s representative on the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance, discusses the country’s response to its changing demography.

Nils Muižnieks: Slovenia should do more for Roma, migrants and those in poverty

During his visit in Slovenia from 20 to 23 March, the Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, examined the situation of Roma, migrants and asylum seekers and of the increasing number of people living in poverty in the country.

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.