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.

Cyprus: Human rights commissioner reveals asylum system fears

Shortcomings in Cyprus’ asylum system worry the Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks.

Cyprus: Experts urge strengthening of police training as hate crimes increase

The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) report points to recurrent cases of excessive use of force by the police, alleged racial profiling and cases where the police failed to intervene appropriately.

Cyprus: Court judgements set to highlight Syria migrant crisis

Later this morning, court judgements on complaints against Cyprus will provide a snapshot of the migrant crisis brought on by the conflict in Syria.

Cyprus: Anti-corruption unit “regrets slow progress” over party financing transparency reforms

In examining progress over the past few years, experts from the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) conclude that Cyprus “has not used the extra time” since previous reports to adopt “new pertinent measures” to combat corruption-related offences.