Switzerland: Court rejects Muslim parents’ human rights objection to daughters’ compulsory mixed swimming lessons

The case concerned the refusal of Muslim parents to send their daughters, who had not reached the age of puberty, to compulsory mixed swimming lessons as part of their schooling and the authorities’ refusal to grant them an exemption.

Russia: Nils Muižnieks issues new media freedom warning

Media freedom and the safety of journalists in Russia are again under scrutiny following an alert from the Commissioner for Human Rights, published on the Facebook social media platform earlier today.

Switzerland: Compulsory mixed school swim lessons spark Muslim parents’ human rights complaint

The case concerns the refusal of Muslim parents to send their daughters, who had not yet reached puberty, to compulsory mixed swimming lessons as part of their schooling.

Video: The truth about migration

In this video, Irena Guidikova, who leads the 100-strong Intercultural Cities network, outlines the “truth” about migration in Europe.

Gender equality factsheets

The factsheets provide useful information and definitions on the key issue, as well as references to relevant activities, standards and Council of Europe mechanisms.