Anti-torture unit reports on Cyprus

Allegations of physical abuse against foreign detainees and the “inappropriate” use of tear gas at the Menoyia Detention Centre are revealed in a new anti-torture report on Cyprus.

United Kingdom: Human rights news file 2014

A review of how events in Strasbourg and in the United Kingdom have helped to shape this year’s human rights news.

Eastern Ukraine: Nils Muižnieks warns of armed conflict’s devastating effects on human rights

Following his 30 November to 5 December visit to Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Dniprodzerzhinsk, Kurakhove and Krasnoarmiysk, the Commissioner for Human Rights says: “The humanitarian situation is extremely difficult and people continue to suffer greatly.”

Bosnia and Herzegovina: “Concern and disappointment” over October election process

Diplomats have expressed their “profound concern and disappointment” over election rules in Bosnia and Herzegovina which breach European human rights law.

Podcast: Policing anti-LGBT hate crimes

Irish police officer Sergeant Paul Franey, Vice-President of the European Gay Police association, discusses measures designed to strengthen the confidence of LGBT people in law enforcement.