Posts tagged as Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe

Council of Europe official comments on border situation

Monday, August 16, 2021

All Council of Europe member states (of which Latvia is one) are obliged to fully respect the rights of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers – even if another state directly encourages migrants to cross the border. Arrivals cannot simply be sent back without an adequate procedure and risk assessment for these people, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe Dunja Mijatović said August 16 in  comments to Rus.lsm.lv . However,…