Nils Muižnieks: Europe needs a “paradigm shift” on migration

Writing ahead of today’s meeting, the Commissioner for Human Rights stated: “As the European Council is set to address the Union’s response to migration, one topic should be prominent on all points of its agenda: states’ obligations to uphold the human rights of migrants.”

Nils Muižnieks’ five-point plan to end migrant detention

Writing in a ‘Comment’ article, the Commissioner for Human Rights states: “It is imperative that states work towards the abolition of migrant detention. This does not mean giving up on managing one’s borders, including decisions over who enters a country and who can stay. It means investing in alternative measures to manage migration effectively, which are not as far-reaching and harmful as detention.”

Nils Muižnieks: Migrant law amendments violate Slovenia’s international human rights obligations

Law-makers in Slovenia have violated the country’s international human rights obligations by adopting legal changes affecting migrants, according to Nils Muižnieks. In a Facebook post published earlier today, the Commissioner for Human Rights wrote: “While the latest legislative revisions introduce …

Nils Muižnieks: Adoption of migrant reforms will tarnish Slovenia

The Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks, has written to Dr Milan Brglez, the President of the National Assembly of Slovenia to warn law-makers that their adoption of the changes would “tarnish” the country’s image.

Poland: Changes to freedom of assembly laws spark “serious” human rights concern

Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) fear legal amendments passed in the Polish Sejm could undermine the right to freedom of assembly if they become law.