Exchange of views with the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Ladies and Gentlemen, It is pleasure and honour for me to meet with you today. There is much to share, and I look forward to discussing how we can complement and reinforce each other’s work for increased impact. Our meeting takes place in special circumstances, which affect people across Europe...
What have we achieved, where are the lacunae, and which good practices can we highlight?
Twenty-five years ago, today, Sarajevo, my hometown was about to suffer its 905th day of siege that lasted 1425 days, the longest of a capital city in the history of modern warfare…. A town that only 10 years earlier had hosted the Olympic games and had been portrayed as a model of peaceful...
Creating trust through uncovering and recognising the truth: advancing recognition and remedy for antigypsyism
Dear Commissioners, members of parliaments, representatives of the Roma community, distinguished participants: As I was preparing for this speech, I looked back at my first year as Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights to recall examples of work I have done to promote truth and...
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 Armenian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Yerevan CommDH/Speech(2013)11 /...
Lutter contre le racisme en Europe
Lutter contre le racisme en Europe. Intervention par Nils Muižnieks, Commissaire aux Droits de l'Homme du Conseil de l'Europe, à l'Atelier de formation aux questions de discrimination raciale et de racisme, Monaco, 18 avril 2013. CommDH/Speech(2013)5 / 22 April 2013
"Remember the past and remain vigilant today"
"Remember the past and remain vigilant today". Statement by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, 05 September 2012. Tribute from the European Youth to the people who saved the honour of humanity during the Holocaust CommDH/Speech(2012)9 / 10 September 2012