Country visit report
“Sweden’s renewed commitment to participate in the relocation of asylum seekers and to increase resettlement are positive signals, but it’s time to lift the restrictions imposed on asylum seekers at the height of the 2015 migration crisis”, says the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human...
Commissioner Muižnieks calls on Swedish Parliament to be ambitious in plans to establish a national human rights institution
In a letter addressed to the Parliament of Sweden published today, Commissioner Muižnieks welcomes the current discussions in the Committee on the Constitution to establish a national human rights institution, and urges parliamentarians to ensure that the new body is adequately funded,...
“Sweden has played a leading role in providing assistance to persons in need of international protection; this should continue” said today Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of a five-day visit to Sweden. Welcoming Sweden’s efforts within the...
“Many Roma continue to face serious forms of discrimination and human rights violations by authorities at both national and local levels. In particular, forced evictions without due process and provision of adequate alternative housing continue unabated across Europe, in violation of member...
Strasbourg, 23/09/2013 - In an interview with Dagen Nyhether about the police file on Roma in Sweden the Commissioner stressed that "it is very disturbing that in XXI-century Europe, the police of a democratic country may still be resorting to ethnic profiling, a method of controlling people on...
[17/11/08 18:30] The Dag Hammarskjold award for 2008 will go to Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg for his consistent work for human rights. The prize was announced on 16th of November by the board of the Academy of Smaland in Sweden. Hammarberg donated the prize money (SEK 30. 000) to Amnesty...
[07/11/08] Thomas Hammarberg addressed the "Rights Work! – International Conference on Systematic Work for Human Rights Implementation" in Stockholm on 6-7 November 2008. The Conference, organised by the Swedish Chairmanship of the Council of Europope Committee of Ministers, explored means of...
[06/10/08 15:00] The Commissioner participated in the seminar on "Systematic Work for Human Rights - a challenge to local/regional politics" organised by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions in co-operation with the Congress of the Council of Europe and the Commissioner. "The...
[09/09/08 12:30] "When decisions are taken about children, their ‘best interests' should be the guiding principle. This is now widely accepted but not always respected." This was the key message that Commissioner Hammarberg delivered today during the second Janusz Korczak lecture held in...
Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg presented memoranda on the state of human rights in Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden to the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers. Prepared after a visit by members of his office, the memoranda contain an assessment of progress in implementing the previous...
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- The Netherlands
- Russian Federation
- San Marino
- Slovak Republic
- "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"
- United Kingdom