Nicosia hosts ‘Securing Democracy through Education’ conference

An international conference opens today in Nicosia to promote the strengthening of democracy through education across the Council of Europe’s 47 member states. Ministers of Education from state parties to the European Cultural Convention will take part in the two-day …

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.