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.

Nils Muižnieks: Counter-terrorism operations in south east Turkey caused widespread human rights violations

The Commissioner for Human Rights reveals his concerns in his ‘Memorandum,’ presenting the findings of two recent visits to Turkey.

Netherlands: Nils Muižnieks worried by counter terrorism plans

In a letter published today, addressed to Ronald Plasterk, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands, and Ard Van Der Steur, Minister of Security and Justice of the Netherlands, the Commissioner for Human Rights outlines his concerns about three parliamentary bills on counter-terrorism measures.