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Philippe Boillat, Director general

Speeches by Philippe Boillat

Please note that the speeches are availble in only one language, English or French.

Veuillez noter que les discours sont disponibles uniquement dans une seule langue, français ou anglais.


We set standards, monitor compliance and assist implementation of human rights and the rule of law.

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Directorate General
Human Rights and Rule of Law

Agora Building
67075 Strasbourg Cedex