Roma: “We must breach the wall of rejection”

Schokkenbroek will underline the “added-value” provided by the Council of Europe’s legally-binding protection mechanisms and urge Europeans to reconnect with their humanity by ending discrimination towards Roma people.

Hammarberg: Restrictive immigration laws prevent families from reuniting

Commissioner for Human rights Thomas Hammarberg says: “Applicants have to fulfil unreasonable requirements which create insurmountable obstacles to them to living with their loved ones.”

Mevlüt Çavusoglu: “All forms of intolerance are on the rise again”

Ethnic, religious or cultural differences between people are being artificially exacerbated and manipulated in the political discourse, to divert attention from the real problems and real solutions

Legal question raised in Portuguese child custody dispute

The case raised a new legal question concerning admissibility: did the fact that “infringement proceedings” against the respondent State had previously been introduced before the European Commission make the application to the Court inadmissible as it had “already been submitted to another procedure of international investigation or settlement”? (Article 35 of the Convention, admissibility criteria)

Hammarberg urges Hungary to ensure freedom of expression and media pluralism

Commissioner Hammarberg emphasised that the Council of Europe is well placed to advise the Hungarian authorities on how to ensure that domestic media law is fully compliant with binding standards contained in the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the Strasbourg Court.