Nils Muižnieks: Slovenia should pursue its efforts to protect vulnerable people

The Commissioner for Human Rights states: “Slovenia has undertaken a number of initiatives in recent years to address major human rights issues concerning migrants, Roma, the “erased” and people living in poverty. It is crucial to reinforce these efforts to ensure that no one is left behind and the human rights of all are upheld.”

Belgium: Court set for ‘Muslim niqab’ human rights judgement

The case Belcacemi and Oussar v. Belgium (application no. 37798/13) concerns the Belgian law of 1 June 2011 banning the wearing in public places of clothing which partially or totally covers the face.

United Kingdom: Court to announce ruling on murder suspect’s challenge to USA extradition

The case concerns the extradition of British national Phillip Harkins to the United States of America (USA) to face trial for first-degree murder.

Germany: ‘We are not Jewish’ human rights complaint set for judgement

The applicants, Bluma and Alain Perelman, are French nationals who were born in 1947 and live in Frankfurt/Main (Germany). The case concerns their complaint that they were considered members of the Frankfurt Jewish community without their consent.

Media free expression in spotlight as judgements loom in complaints against Iceland and Poland

Complaints against Iceland and Poland which are set for judgement on 4 July, will highlight again the issue of media free expression in Europe.