News 2007

Commissioner Hammarberg presents human-rights report on Austria

Strasbourg, 12.12.2007 – The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg today presented his report on the human-rights situation in Austria. Mr Hammarberg underlined...

Thomas Hammarberg: "putting an end to domestic violence is very much a question of political will"

[06/12/07 18:00] At the conference on "Support Services for Women Victims of Violence" held in Strasbourg, the Commissioner declared that stopping violence against women requires clear and...

Commissioner in Finland and Sweden to discuss human rights issues

[03/12/07 16:30] Thomas Hammarberg today took part at a conference on "Roma women's rights" in Stockholm organised jointly by the Council of Europe, the Swedish Ministry of Integration and...

Commissioner for Human Rights concludes assessment visit to Ireland

[30/11/07 13:00] The Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, has concluded today a five-day high-level official visit to Ireland, where he assessed a broad range of human rights...

Council of Europe Commissioner Hammarberg to assess human rights situation in Ireland

Strasbourg, 23.11.2007 – Children's rights, juvenile justice and migrants' rights as well as measures against discrimination will be some of the main topics that the Council of Europe's...

Universal Children’s Day: Commissioner Hammarberg calls for child-friendly societies

Warsaw 20.11.2007 - On the occasion of the universal children's day, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg called for "a culture of greater receptivity and...

Commissioner in Norway to discuss vulnerable people’s rights

[16/11/07 12:30] Thomas Hammarberg today took part in a conference on "Human rights protection for vulnerable groups of people" in Oslo organised by the Ombudsman of Norway. The Commissioner's...

Commissioner Hammarberg meets the Ambassador of Georgia

[12/11/07 15:00] Thomas Hammarberg today met with the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Zurab Tchiaberashvili, in Strasbourg to discuss about the...

Albania: “Time to implement human rights standards” says the Commissioner

[07/11/07 14:00] "The time has come to move from standard setting to implementation" Commissioner Hammarberg said at today's press conference concluding his official visit to Albania....

Implementing human rights at domestic level: the Commissioner and National structures discuss effective measures

  [06/11/07 10:00] What can be done to improve the protection of human rights at domestic level? What role could National Human Rights Structures (NHRSs) play in this context? To find...

Independent journalism is fundamental for democracy and human rights

[05/11/07 14:30] In a speech delivered today at the International Federation of Journalists in Brussels on the occasion of the European Day of Action for Journalists Rights, Commissioner Hammarberg...

Commissioner Hammarberg to assess human rights situation in Albania

[26/10/07 10:00] Starting Monday 29 October, Thomas Hammarberg will pay a five-day high-level official visit to Albania to assess the overall human rights situation in the country.

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“States should secure an easier access to justice for children, migrants and asylum-seekers”

[25/10/07 14:00] In a discussion with the Ministers of Justice of the Council of Europe's member States gathered in Lanzarote (Spain) today, the Commissioner affirmed that States and...

More efforts are needed to ensure Roma housing rights

[24/10/07 09:00] “Governments should take positive steps to protect the housing rights of Roma in Europe”, said today in a joint statement the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner, Thomas...

Europe must bridge the gap of human rights implementation

[24/10/07 08.30] In a speech delivered at the European Policy Centre in Brussels, Commissioner Hammarberg stressed the need to improve Europe’s efforts to implement human rights standards and...

Turkey: Commissioner pursues discussions on human rights implementation

[19/10/07 11:00] Commissioner Hammarberg starts on Monday 22 October a two-day contact visit in Ankara to discuss with national authorities and non governmental organisations the implementation of...

Armenia: Commissioner presents preliminary human rights observations

[15/10/07 12:00] Commissioner Hammarberg has concluded on 11 October a five-day high-level official visit to Armenia, where he assessed a broad range of human rights issues, focusing mainly on the...

Commissioner Hammarberg visits Armenia to assess the respect for human rights

[05/10/07 12:30] The Commissioner for Human Rights starts on Sunday 7 October a 5-day high-level official visit to Armenia to assess the human rights situation in the country.

Commissioner Hammarberg discusses human rights topics with President Gül

[04/10/07 08:30] Thomas Hammarberg met with the newly elected President of Turkey, Mr. Abdullah Gül, on 3 October in Strasbourg.

Ukraine: Commissioner calls for urgent improvements of the human rights situation

[03/10/07 17:00] The Commissioner for Human Rights presented today a report on the human-rights record of Ukraine. He expressed the hope that the incoming government in Kyiv will implement his...
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