New anti-trafficking guide targets governments

To mark the 10th European Anti-Trafficking Day, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has today published a new guidebook for national authorities based on examples of good practice from across the continent.

Nils Muižnieks: Remembering the Holocaust is a human rights imperative

“Teaching remembrance of the Holocaust is a crucial safeguard against history and serious human rights violations repeating themselves,” the Commissioner for Human Rights declares today.

Court: Skopje authorities took too long to jail violent robber living close to assault victims

The case concerned the delayed enforcement of the sentence imposed on one of the assailants found guilty of seriously assaulting a couple during a robbery of their home.

France: Calais migrant camp closure raises unaccompanied minors fears

In a new report, Tomáš Boček, the Secretary General’s Special Representative on migration and refugees, has revealed his concern that France has yet to offer detailed plans for the accommodation and care of all those in “the Calais Jungle.”

François Hollande: “We need the Council of Europe more than ever”

“France stands alongside the Council of Europe and I am confident that the Council of Europe stands alongside France in all efforts to promote peace, freedom and democracy,” France’s president declared.