06 February 2017
Council of Europe launched new search engine to follow execution of judgments of ECHR

Council of Europe launched new search engine to follow execution of judgments of ECHR

06 February 2017

On 3 February, the Council of Europe reported that a new search engine aimed at improving the visibility and transparency of the process of execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights had been launched by the Council of Europe’s Department for the Execution of Judgments.

03 February 2017
Program paying asylum applicants to leave Germany voluntarily begins

Program paying asylum applicants to leave Germany voluntarily begins

03 February 2017

A program to pay asylum applicants in Germany to return to their home countries, often before a decision is made on their status, has begun. The government wants to increase the number of people who choose to leave. 

02 February 2017

Congo’s police fired tear gas on opposition leader’s supporters after his death

02 February 2017

On 1 February, Congo's police fired tear gas as supporters of Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi gathered to mourn in Kinshasa shortly after his death was announced, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

01 February 2017
UNICEF: New open source app helps to protect children displaced by conflict

UNICEF: New open source app helps to protect children displaced by conflict

01 February 2017

A life–saving service for vulnerable children caught up in crises is now available to government, aid agencies and social service workers through an open source app developed by UNICEF and its partners.

31 January 2017

RSF decries seven-year jail term of Saudi journalist

31 January 2017

On 30 January, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called for the immediate and unconditional release of Nazir Al-Majid, a Saudi intellectual and journalist held since 18 January, when a Riyadh court sentenced him to seven years in prison, a fine and a seven-year foreign travel ban on completion of the jail term.

30 January 2017
Anti-trafficking experts urge Italy to better protect unaccompanied children

Anti-trafficking experts urge Italy to better protect unaccompanied children

30 January 2017

The Council of Europe Group of experts against human trafficking (GRETA) has published today a report on the implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Italy. The report assesses the specific situation of forced returns of victims of trafficking from Italy and the identification of victims of trafficking among asylum seekers and migrants.

27 January 2017
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of Holocaust

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of Holocaust

27 January 2017

On 27 January, International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust is celebrated.

26 January 2017
European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) publishes its annual conclusions for 2016

European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) publishes its annual conclusions for 2016

26 January 2017

On 25 January,the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) today published its annual conclusions for 2016 (Social Charter and Revised Charter) showing 166 violations of the European Social Charter across 34 Council of Europe member states.

25 January 2017
Cambodia: UN experts call for immediate release of five human rights defenders

Cambodia: UN experts call for immediate release of five human rights defenders

25 January 2017

On 25 January, two United Nations human rights experts called on the Government of Cambodia for the immediate release of five human rights defenders detained in May 2016 on charges, which they see as politically motivated.

23 January 2017
UK council cuts will lead to more people sleeping rough, charities say

UK council cuts will lead to more people sleeping rough, charities say

23 January 2017

Huge cuts to homelessness services will trigger a surge in the number of people forced to sleep on the streets and pile more pressure on hard-pressed NHS and social care services, charities have said.