Speeches and statements on children's rights


Speech by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of the Annual MSU Conference “Lomonosov Readings” State University, Moscow (24.04.2009)

“The principle of the best interests of the child – what it means and what it demands from adults”. Speech by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, Warsaw (30.05.2008)

“Children have the right to be heard and adults should listen to their views”. Lecture by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, at the 2007 Council of Europe Korczak Lecture, Warsaw (20.11.2007)

“Making international and regional human rights complaints/communications mechanisms child-friendly”. Statement by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Conference on International Justice for Children, Strasbourg (18.09.2007)

“The rights of children in migration must be defended”. Speech by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, at the Save the Children Sweden Conference, Warsaw (20.03.2007)

"Support teachers for rights-based schools". Statement by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of World Teachers Day (05.10.2006)

“The human rights dimension of juvenile justice”. Presentation by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Conference of Prosecutors General of Europe, Moscow (05.07.2006)

“Promoting Human Rights and Democratic Citizenship”. Presentation by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Council of Europe “Higher Education Forum 2: Higher education and Democratic Culture” (23.06.2006)

“The Rights of the Child – present challenges”. Presentation by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Third Intergovernmental Conference on Making Europe and Central Asia Fit for Children, Palencia (19.06.2006)

“Protection of the Rights of Children at Risk”. Speech by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights , at the Conference “Protection of the Rights of Children – focus on Children at Risk”, Stockholm (28.04.2006)

“The impact of conflict on children: healing the past and securing the future”. Presentation by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Children's Law Centre Annual Lecture, Belfast (08.02.2007)


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