Parliamentary Assembly: Thorbjørn Jagland urges independent inquiry into corruption allegations

In a 24 March letter to the assembly’s president Pedro Agramunt, the secretary general urges him to deal with the claims in a “swift and transparent manner.”

Croatia: Court backs anti-Roma hate crime complaint

Human rights judges today awarded 12,500 euros (EUR) in respect of non-pecuniary damage and EUR 2,200 in respect of costs and expenses to Maja Škorjanec, after accepting that Croatia’s authorities failed to investigate properly an alleged anti-Roma hate crime.

Applications open for Council of Europe’s Advisory Council on Youth (2018-2019) membership

The Advisory Council on Youth is the non-governmental partner in a co-management system, which includes government officials.

Cyprus launch for new Disability Strategy 2017-2023

“Our focus must be on ability, not disability,” said Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. “Lawmakers should devise laws and policies which offer persons with disabilities a maximum of autonomy, access to information, education and employment. Our new strategy shows the way forward.”

Court: France right to refuse disability allowance to woman living in Algeria

Human rights judges have dismissed a complaint from a woman who argued that France should pay her a supplementary disability allowance, even though she was living in Algeria.