The Human Rights Directorate works to promote, protect and develop human rights and rule of law and to ensure the compliance of the Council of Europe's member states.

For this, the directorate puts into practice the Council of Europe's unique strategic triangle of standard setting, monitoring and co-operation, which establishes mutual links between developing legally binding standards which are monitored by independent mechanisms and supplemented by co-operation and support activities.

Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director

We promote, protect and develop human rights and justice through standard setting, monitoring and co-operation

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Human Rights Trust Fund (HRTF)


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Directorate General
Human Rights and Rule of Law

Agora Building
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex