Russia: Thorbjørn Jagland outlines civil society concerns

In Moscow earlier today, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, set out his concerns over the situation of civil society in Russia and the future of Europe’s human rights convention system.

Video: Fighting for gender equality in sport

Gender balance in sport could have a positive impact on the fight for fair representation in other aspects of life, according to contributors to a two-day conference on gender equality in sport.

Mexico hosts Internet Governance Forum 2016

The three day event (6 to 9 December) in Jalisco, brings together government officials, representatives of international institutions, private companies, civil society and academia to focus on cross frontier cooperation to strengthen the protection of privacy and personal data and tackle cybercrime.

Poland: Changes to freedom of assembly laws spark “serious” human rights concern

Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) fear legal amendments passed in the Polish Sejm could undermine the right to freedom of assembly if they become law.

Nils Muižnieks: Counter-terrorism operations in south east Turkey caused widespread human rights violations

The Commissioner for Human Rights reveals his concerns in his ‘Memorandum,’ presenting the findings of two recent visits to Turkey.