Congress of Local and Regional Authorities elects Gudrun Mosler-Törnström as new president

Mosler- Törnström is the first woman to be elected to the presidency of the Congress.

Podcast: Moein Hosseini – ‘From Tehran to Stockholm – My refugee story’

In this podcast, Iranian Moein Hosseini talks frankly about his flight from Tehran to Stockholm as a teenager and the three-year journey from school to his new life as a documentary film-maker and refugee rights activist in Sweden.

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.