Report: Belgium must tackle prison staff strikes and “chronic” over-crowding

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) calls on Belgium to solve its chronic problem of prison overcrowding. The CPT also wants the national authorities to take measures to ensure that strikes of prison staff …

Nils Muižnieks: Cyprus should enhance refugee protection and alleviate effects of austerity measures on human rights

A new human rights report on Cyprus, from Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights, urges the country’s authorities to enhance refugee protection and alleviate effects of austerity measures on human rights.

United Kingdom: Court ruling on Jean Charles de Menezes fatal police-shooting complaint

European court judges decided that the criminal justice and prosecutorial system in the United Kingdom did not undermine the investigation into the fatal incident.

Governments back three-year internet governance strategy to strengthen online human rights protection

A three-year internet strategy to strengthen online human rights protection has been adopted today by the organisation’s Committee of Ministers.

Podcast: Losing the game – Girls, sport and Europe’s health time-bomb

Girls are twice as likely as boys to abandon sport and physical activity during their school years, raising health concerns and fears about equal access and inclusion in our society.