Croatia: Nationalist “surge” has negative impact on minorities

Hate speech has become more acceptable in the media and in political discourse, according to a new opinion on Croatia by the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM).

Thorbjørn Jagland issues warning on internet censorship

Legal frameworks concerning the internet should be in compliance with Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Secretary General warned.

Lithuania: Court makes €12,000 award to widow after husband’s death at sea

The case concerned her complaint about the investigation into her husband’s death on board the ship where he had been working as mechanic.

Russia: Court backs editor in town mayor insult complaint

An editor who was fined by a Russian court for insulting a town mayor in her newspaper has won the backing of human rights judges.

Nils Muižnieks: European countries must prioritise migrant integration

Governments should focus on achieving the long-term goal of integrating successfully the one million migrants who arrived in Europe last year, according the Commissioner for Human Rights.