Democracy, Human Rights In Europe At Its Lowest Since Cold War – Council Of Europe Head – 17 April 2014

RT logoThe rule of law in Europe is going through its most severe crisis since the Cold War, a report by the continent’s top human rights and democracy watchdog warns.

Most of the European countries are facing “very worrying” challenges to human rights, democracies and the rule of law, Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, wrote in the report.

They include discrimination against ethnic and national minorities (in 39 out of 47 Council member states); prison overcrowding (30 states); corruption (26 states); ill treatment by police (23 states); as well as restrictions of free expression (eight states).

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