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Plans to use the army to stop asylum-seekers in Bulgaria & Hungary are ill-advised. Militarisation of borders is wrong answer to migration. It is urgent to adopt a European response which ensures access to asylum & humane reception conditions
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I welcome Germany's decision to suspend Dublin returns for Syrian refugees. This is the right thing to do.I hope more Governments follow suit
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The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights - Human rights comments - Blog
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The request of the State Prosecutor in Baku to condemn Khadija Ismayilova to 9 years in prison is sad but expected news. Khadija is the latest victim of a long list of human rights defenders and journalists who have been selectively targeted by bogus charges and criminal prosecutions moved against them by a political system intolerant of criticism. I urge the judicial authorities to abide by the international standards which define the rule of law and to reject the Prosecutor’s request and free Khadija Ismayilova. It would be the only way to start rebuilding trust towards Azerbaijan’s justice system.
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+33 (0)3 88 41 34 21
+33 (0)3 90 21 50 53
Commissioner for Human Rights Avenue de l'Europe 67000 Strasbourg France
Nils Muižnieks
The Commissioner for Human Rights is an independent and impartial non-judicial institution which promotes awareness of and respect for human rights in the 47 member states of the Council of Europe.
The Commissioner is acting for a 6 years non-renewable contract and the current Commissioner, Nils Muižnieks took up his function in April 2012.