Nils Muižnieks: Europe needs a “paradigm shift” on migration

Writing ahead of today’s meeting, the Commissioner for Human Rights stated: “As the European Council is set to address the Union’s response to migration, one topic should be prominent on all points of its agenda: states’ obligations to uphold the human rights of migrants.”

Germany: Court backs retrospective preventive detention

Judges have ruled that the retrospective preventive detention of a convicted murderer was justified from the moment when he was placed in a centre for psychiatric treatment.

In conversation: Miro Griffiths on the rights of disabled people

Earlier today, educator, activist and former United Kingdom government adviser Miro Griffiths, set out some of the key issues of concern to disability rights activists in a Facebook text conversation.

Russia: Court rules against use of metal cages in court proceedings

The case was brought by the applicants, Ruslan Vladimiovich Vorontsov, Aleksandr Nikolayevich Susarin and Yevgeniy Vladimirovich Belyayev. They complained against their confinement in metal cages during criminal proceedings against them.

Nils Muižnieks’ five-point plan to end migrant detention

Writing in a ‘Comment’ article, the Commissioner for Human Rights states: “It is imperative that states work towards the abolition of migrant detention. This does not mean giving up on managing one’s borders, including decisions over who enters a country and who can stay. It means investing in alternative measures to manage migration effectively, which are not as far-reaching and harmful as detention.”