April 17, 2014
by William Helbling
The Council of Europe's (COE) Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland issued a report Wednesday addressing the dire human rights issues Europe is facing. Jagland stated in the report that more action needs to be taken due to the Ukrainian crisis creating a negative impact on European society. In the ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
International medical aid group Doctors Without Borders on Tuesday condemned the unsanitary detention conditions of migrants found in Greece without correct paperwork. The report expressed concern over detention facilities where migrants are kept in large numbers in cramped, unsanitary conditions ...[read more]
March 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Council of Europe (COE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks on Wednesday called upon the Greek government to abandon plans to include a clause in a draft immigration law that would allow the government to deport migrants following the rejection of their claims of abuse by law ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Council of Europe (COE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks on Tuesday released a report describing numerous rights violations committed by Turkish police forces during protests in May and June of this year. In particular, Muiznieks reported the police actions resulted in injuries to ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Bradley McAllister
The Council of Europe on Tuesday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to extend preliminary reforms of the judicial system of the Russian Federation in order to strengthen the independence and impartiality of the judiciary. The announcement includes the findings of an investigation into the ...[read more]
October 18, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
A UN independent rights expert on Friday joined with two other key international anti-trafficking expert mechanisms to call for global cooperation in the fight against the transnational trafficking of persons. Human rights experts from the UN, the Council of Europe (COE) and the Organization for ...[read more]
July 7, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Council of Europe (COE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks on Friday urged an investigation into Turkey's "extremely disproportionate" use of police force against anti-government protesters during last month's violent protests in the country. Muizineks acknowledged that recent statements ...[read more]
September 10, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The head of the Council of Europe on Monday advocated for free and fair parliamentary elections in Ukraine as he condemned the imprisonment of former prime minister and opposition party leader Yulia Tymoshenko. Council Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland had visited Ukraine to give a speech on ...[read more]
May 26, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Moshe Harel was arrested in connection with the organ trafficking operation in Kosovo during the 1998-1999 Kosovo War the European Union Rule of Law Mission to Kosovo (EULEX) said Friday. A report authored by Council of Europe (COE) member Dick Marty details how criminals harvested the organs of ...[read more]
February 23, 2012
by Jamie Reese
The Council of Europe's (COE) Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Punishment (CPT) published a report Wednesday rejecting the practice of surgical castration as a means of treatment for sexual offenders. In Germany, surgical castration as a means for treatment must be ...[read more]

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