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Seminar on Measures to Promote Reconciliation

Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Conference presenting the results of the work of the Norwegian Tater/Romani Commission (Oslo, 1-2 June 2015) ...

Putting human rights into practice at the local and regional levels

Putting human rights into practice at the local and regional levels. Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the International Implementation Forum for Local...

Pitfalls in the implementation of the human rights of persons with disabilities

Pitfalls in the implementation of the human rights of persons with disabilities. Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the High-level meeting on...

Comprehensive approach addressing hate crime and violence against LGBTI people

Comprehensive approach addressing hate crime and violence against LGBTI people. Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of the IDAHO 2015...

Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child

Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of the 1st meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the...

Ensuring the rights of migrants in the EU: from vulnerability to empowerment

“Ensuring the rights of migrants in the EU: from vulnerability to empowerment”. Address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Fundamental Rights Conference...

Transitional justice in the context of European convention obligations: the right to life and dealing with the past

Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Conference organised by the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, Belfast, 6 November...

Deinstitutionalisation in the work of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Deinstitutionalisation in the work of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. PACE Committee on...

Global Forum on Statelessness

Keynote address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Global Forum on Statelessness (The Hague, 15-17 September 2014) CommDH/Speech(2014)8

Child-Friendly Justice: What it means and how it is realized

Child-Friendly Justice: What it means and how it is realized. Keynote Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the Conference on the occasion of the 25th...

Monitoring the human rights of persons with disabilities in Europe

Monitoring the human rights of persons with disabilities in Europe. Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the International Symposium  "Human...

Stateless but not rightless: improving the protection of stateless persons in Europe

Stateless but not rightless: improving the protection of stateless persons in Europe. Keynote Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the Conference organised...

Respecting and fulfilling human rights at the local level

Respecting and fulfilling human rights at the local level. Statement by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the 26th Session of the Congress (Strasbourg, 25 March...

Ensuring respect for fundamental rights in European Union member states

Ensuring respect for fundamental rights in European Union member states. Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the International Conference "What...

Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights in Europe: notes from the field

"Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights in Europe: notes from the field". Lecture given by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (The Institute for Human...

Not for Sale – Joining Forces against Trafficking in Human Beings

Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at  the Council of Europe - OSCE Conference "Not for Sale – Joining Forces against Trafficking in Human Beings"...

Combating racism, xenophobia and intolerance in Europe

"Combating racism, xenophobia and intolerance in Europe". Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights High-level conference organized in the framework of the...

Human Rights Diplomacy: Notes from the field

"Human Rights Diplomacy: Notes from the field". Public Lecture by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (Riga, 10 October 2013) CommDHSpeech(2013)10 / 14 October 2013

Safeguarding Human Rights under Austerity

"Safeguarding Human Rights under Austerity". Introductory Address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Conference "Strengthening fundamental rights protection...
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