Podcast: Conference on smuggling of migrants

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland warned today against the dual problems of smuggling and human trafficking.

Thorbjørn Jagland: “Member states have an obligation to protect LGBTI people”

“Discrimination and violence against LGBTI people is the worst kind of populism,” said Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today, ahead of 17 May International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

Thorbjørn Jagland publishs 2017 report on state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe

The Secretary General assesses the health of the five building blocks of democratic security across member states: independent judiciaries, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, the functioning of democratic institutions, and inclusive societies; this time in the context of growing populism.

Russia: Jagland urges investigation after anti-LGBT attacks

The Secretary General’s 4 April letter to Tatiana Moskalkova, follows reports of “serious human rights violations of LGBT persons” in the Chechen Republic.

Russia: European court judgements on right to peaceful assembly

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has expressed concern about freedom of expression and of assembly in Russia, following mass detentions at demonstrations.