Austria: improve reception and integration of migrants and protection of women’s rights

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, published today the report following her visit to Austria carried out in December 2021, with recommendations on improving the reception and integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and on strengthening women’s rights and gender equality.

The Commissioner further calls on the authorities to step up policies to prevent and prosecute all forms of violence against them. “The high level of various forms of violence against women is concerning and requires resolute measures to improve the response of the justice system to acts of violence against women including by building trust between police and victims and improving the prosecution and conviction rates in such cases.”

Read the Commissioner’s report following her visit to Austria from 13 to 17 December 2021

Watch the report in a nutshell (video)

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