In conversation: Miro Griffiths on the rights of disabled people

Earlier today, educator, activist and former United Kingdom government adviser Miro Griffiths, set out some of the key issues of concern to disability rights activists in a Facebook text conversation.

Russia: Court rules against use of metal cages in court proceedings

The case was brought by the applicants, Ruslan Vladimiovich Vorontsov, Aleksandr Nikolayevich Susarin and Yevgeniy Vladimirovich Belyayev. They complained against their confinement in metal cages during criminal proceedings against them.

Nils Muižnieks’ five-point plan to end migrant detention

Writing in a ‘Comment’ article, the Commissioner for Human Rights states: “It is imperative that states work towards the abolition of migrant detention. This does not mean giving up on managing one’s borders, including decisions over who enters a country and who can stay. It means investing in alternative measures to manage migration effectively, which are not as far-reaching and harmful as detention.”

Russia: Jazz critic’s free expression complaint backed by human rights judges

The case concerned Sergey Terentyev‘s liability for defamation.

Nils Muižnieks: Migrant law amendments violate Slovenia’s international human rights obligations

Law-makers in Slovenia have violated the country’s international human rights obligations by adopting legal changes affecting migrants, according to Nils Muižnieks. In a Facebook post published earlier today, the Commissioner for Human Rights wrote: “While the latest legislative revisions introduce …