Nils Muižnieks: Human rights organisations are being squeezed

Governments are backsliding on their commitment to freedom of association, leading some human rights defenders to go underground, according to the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Poland: Nils Muižnieks urges parliament to reject law changes threatening judicial independence

In a letter addressed to the Speaker of Sejm of Poland published today, Nils Muižnieks, calls on the Polish Parliament to reject legal amendments which he fears would “encroach upon the independence of the judiciary.”

Nils Muižnieks: Slovenia should do more for Roma, migrants and those in poverty

During his visit in Slovenia from 20 to 23 March, the Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, examined the situation of Roma, migrants and asylum seekers and of the increasing number of people living in poverty in the country.

Hungary: Human rights commissioner concerned by new law allowing automatic detention of asylum seekers

“Under the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, detention for the purpose of denying entry to a territory or for removal must be a measure of last resort, only if less coercive alternatives cannot be applied, and based on the facts and circumstances of the individual case,” writes Nils Muižnieks.

Nils Muižnieks urges Pristina authorities to restore social cohesion and safeguard media freedom

Safeguarding media freedom and restoring social cohesion top the Commissioner for Human Rights’ list of concerns at the end of his four-day mission to *Kosovo.