Thorbjørn Jagland: “No stability without human rights”

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland said recent events in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya should encourage governments to be more “outspoken” about the importance of human rights.

Whitmore warns against ‘anti-Roma’ declaration

Congress President Keith Whitmore has warned against a declaration by some 60 Czech Republic mayors against the “socially inadaptable,” widely considered to be an attack on the country’s Roma community.

Video: Venice Comission – Strengthening democracy

In this video interview, Tatiana Mychelova discusses the Venice Commission’s work and looks to its future development helping countries transitioning to democracy.

Mother awarded €31,200 after Russia human rights complaint

The case concerned the applicant’s claim that her son’s death, despite the official version of a pre-existing heart condition, had been caused by his being subjected to ill-treatment in detention.

Czech Republic: “Inclusion of Roma should be a political priority”

Deeply-rooted anti-Gypsyism and hate crimes as well as continued segregation in education and housing are the main obstacles to inclusion that Roma face in the Czech Republic.