Croatia: Court backs anti-Roma hate crime complaint

Human rights judges today awarded 12,500 euros (EUR) in respect of non-pecuniary damage and EUR 2,200 in respect of costs and expenses to Maja Škorjanec, after accepting that Croatia’s authorities failed to investigate properly an alleged anti-Roma hate crime.

Applications open for Council of Europe’s Advisory Council on Youth (2018-2019) membership

The Advisory Council on Youth is the non-governmental partner in a co-management system, which includes government officials.

Cyprus launch for new Disability Strategy 2017-2023

“Our focus must be on ability, not disability,” said Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. “Lawmakers should devise laws and policies which offer persons with disabilities a maximum of autonomy, access to information, education and employment. Our new strategy shows the way forward.”

Court: France right to refuse disability allowance to woman living in Algeria

Human rights judges have dismissed a complaint from a woman who argued that France should pay her a supplementary disability allowance, even though she was living in Algeria.

Nils Muižnieks: Slovenia should do more for Roma, migrants and those in poverty

During his visit in Slovenia from 20 to 23 March, the Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, examined the situation of Roma, migrants and asylum seekers and of the increasing number of people living in poverty in the country.