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Human Rights Comment

Access to registered same-sex partnerships: it’s a question of equality

21/02/2017 Strasbourg

There is a growing trend in Europe and beyond towards granting same-sex couples legal recognition for their relationships, which confers certain specific protections. The first country to provide “registered partnerships” was Denmark in 1989, while The Netherlands was first to adopt same-sex...

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Letter to the San Marinese authorities on the Code of Conduct for Media Operators

Letter from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, to Mr Iro Belluzzi, Minister for Labour, Cooperation and Information of the Republic of San Marino, concerning the Code of Conduct for Media Operators CommDH(2016)32

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Visit report

San Marino: media freedom and gender equality should be improved

15/10/2015 Strasbourg

Read the report “San Marino has made progress in promoting human rights in recent years. More sustained action is now needed to ensure media freedom and increase gender equality” said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, releasing a report based on his visit to...

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Visit to San Marino

San Marino should not jeopardize media freedom

11/06/2015 Strasbourg

"San Marino should reconsider its current plans to regulate the work of journalists and ensure full respect of the right to report in the public interest” stated Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, after his visit to the country on 9-10 June. The Commissioner was...

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Report on visit to San Marino

Report by the Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, on his visit to the Republic of San Marino (23-25 January 2008) CommDH(2008)12 / 30 April 2008

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Commissioner Hammarberg concludes assessment visit to San Marino

[29/01/08 12:30] Commissioner Hammarberg has concluded on 25 January a two-day high-level official visit to San Marino, where he assessed a broad range of human rights issues, focusing mainly national human rights structures, issues related to citizenship, as well as measures against...

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Commissioner addresses San Marino colloquy on future of the Court

[23/03/07 13:00] At a colloquy organised by the Council of Europe's San Marino Chairmanship, held on 22- 23 March in San Marino, Commissioner Hammarberg presented a series of proposals on strengthening cooperation with ombudsmen and National Human Rights Institutions in order to safeguard the...

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