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BUDAPEST, Hungary | European expert: Hungary backslides on women, refugee rights

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner says Hungary is facing “many interconnected human rights challenges,” including legislation targeting civic groups, backsliding on women’s rights and the systematic detention of asylum-seekers. Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic, who made a five-day visit to Hungary last week, also expressed concerns on Monday about the independence … Continue reading BUDAPEST, Hungary | European expert: Hungary backslides on women, refugee rights

ROME | Council of Europe alarmed by Italy’s migrant policy

ROME (AP) — The Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner says she is “deeply concerned” about Italy’s treatment of migrants at home and at sea and is seeking clarification from the government about a recent law and move to empty big migrant welcome centers. Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic told Premier Giuseppe Conte in a letter released … Continue reading ROME | Council of Europe alarmed by Italy’s migrant policy