ECRI reports on Germany and Belgium: concerns over racism and intolerance


Strasbourg, 25 February 2014 – New reports from the Council of Europe’s expert body on racism and intolerance, ECRI, have raised a number of concerns with regard to Germany and Belgium, despite significant improvements in both countries in recent years. In Germany, ECRI … More

Human rights of older persons: Committee of Ministers adopts recommendation to governments


Strasbourg, 19 February 2014 – The Committee of Ministers today adopted a recommendation to governments aiming at ensuring that older persons fully enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms guaranteed in the European Convention on Human Rights. “I welcome the adoption of … More

Opening of the judicial year of the European Court of Human Rights

Architecte / Architect : Richard Rogers Partnership

Strasbourg, 29 January 2014 – The judicial year of the European Court of Human Rights will be opened on 31 January. Around 260 eminent figures from the European judicial scene will attend a seminar organised for the occasion. The seminar will take … More

Europe still haunted by antisemitism

Nils Muižnieks

Strasbourg, 23/01/2014 – “More than 70 years after the Holocaust, antisemitism is growing in Europe. While official statistics are missing in many countries, research shows that deeply ingrained hostility continues to threaten Jewish people’s security and human dignity across Europe”, … More

Sex-selective abortions are discriminatory and should be banned

Nils Muižnieks

Strasbourg, 15/01/2014 – “Selective abortions of female foetuses are well known from China and India, but they are common in some parts of Europe, too. This deeply discriminatory practice springs from the disadvantaged status of women in society. It must … More

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