Serious human rights violations including corruption, human trafficking, racism and discrimination persist across Europe, according to a new report by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. Unemployment and poverty in many countries are nurturing extremism and conflicts. The report represents the first consolidated analysis of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe, based on the findings of the Council of Europe’s monitoring bodies. (more…)
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In the Journal this week:
- The biggest human rights crisis since the Cold War: Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland on his new report.
- Kosovo is to get a special court following ex-PACE rapporteur, Dick Marty's organ-trafficking revelations.
- Do you know your human rights on the Internet? A new Council of Europe guide might help