SECRETARY GENERAL

Mr Thorbjørn Jagland is the 13th Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General has the overall responsibility for the strategic management of the Organisation. Mr Jagland was elected in September 2009. 

The former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Norway, Thorbjørn Jagland, aged 63, was also the President of the Storting (Norwegian Parliament) and the leader of the Norwegian Labour Party. He is currently the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

Opinion articles 2010

Only in Europe have we taken seriously the Universal declaration of Human rights

(''Toute l'Europe''),  5 novembre 2010, Toute l'Europe : Hier, on commémorait le 60 ème anniversaire de la signature de la Convention européenne des droits de l'homme. Que...

Banning the burqa compromises the very principles that we value

(''The Independent'') version anglaise,  7 juillet 2010, No woman should be forced to wear religious apparel by her community or family. Nobody should be forced to go to any kind...

Finally One Europe without dividing lines?

(''New Europe'') version anglaise,  30 août 2010, The Secretary General of the Council of Europe outlines the progressive accession of the European Union to the European Convention...

Spectres of inhumanity

(''The Guardian'') version anglaise,  29 juin 2010, New hatreds are surfacing in Europe. The economic crisis cannot be an excuse to walk over human rights Europe's human rights...

We must look deeper for Europe's future

(''New Europe'') version anglaise,  4 juillet 2010, Europe's human rights landscape is about to change. The accession of the European Union to the European Convention of Human...

Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity should be consigned to the pages of history!

(''Metro magazine'', Poland; ''Têtu'', France / ''New Europe''),  17 mai 2010 / 31 mai 2010, Le 17 mai est la Journée mondiale contre l'homophobie. L'Europe a vu les droits des...

65 years of humanity and a new Europe

(''Kommersant'') version anglaise,  11 mai 2010, By Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe I would like to use the opportunity of the 65 th anniversary...

Europe speaks back

(''Time'') version anglaise,  29 mars 2010, Europe is hardly shrinking. The European project is far from perfect and the E.U. currently faces many challenges, from bolstering the...

Europe must defend free expression

(''The Guardian''/''New Europe'),  3 mai 2010 / 10 mai 2010, Alors que nous allons célébrer, le 3 mai, la Journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse, nous voyons la liberté...