Podcast: Francesco Palermo – national minorities, managing diversity and the threat of Europe’s “demographic winter”

Professor Francesco Palermo discusses national minorities, the management of growing and diverse populations and the looming threat of Europe’s demographic winter, ahead of today’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities conference.

Nadia Murad wins Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016

The award, worth €60,000, honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights.

Nils Muižnieks publishes memorandum on human rights implications of Turkey’s emergency measures

This memorandum follows up on a visit to Ankara between 27 and 29 September 2016, during which the Commissioner condemned the coup attempt of 15 July, paid tribute to the 241 persons who lost their lives and the many more who were injured resisting the coup plotters and expressed his solidarity with the democratic forces in Turkey.

New anti-corruption report on Spain

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) report reveals that Spain has failed to comply with 11 recommendations aimed at preventing graft.

Turkey: Secretary General Jagland meets with international journalist associations to discuss media freedom

Representatives of the eight partner organisations of the Council of Europe Platform for the Safety of Journalists have held talks on media freedom in Turkey with Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland.