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Presentation of the Annual activity report 2018

08/04/2019 Strasbourg

Madam President, Excellencies, distinguished parliamentarians, ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to have this unique opportunity to present my first annual activity report. You have all received the report, so I will not repeat what is in it; I would rather focus on my general assessment of the...

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We need to act now and put human rights at the centre of artificial intelligence designs

26/02/2019 Helsinki

"Dear Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, The impact of artificial intelligence’s on human rights, democracy and the rule of law is one of the most crucial factors that will define the period in which we live – and probably the whole century. How artificial intelligence is designed and...

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Keynote speech at Warsaw Dialogue for Democracy

22/11/2018 Warsaw

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for your kind invitation to this conference and an opportunity to visit Warsaw. I have been in Poland many times, and this is my second visit to Poland as Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. In August this year, I came to the...

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Protecting the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities

09/10/2018 Strasbourg

"Persons with psychosocial disabilities are one of the most vulnerable groups in Europe. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the CRPD), ratified already by 46 of our member states, is my reference point regarding this group, as for all persons with disabilities. This...

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Commissioner’s message for the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018

25/09/18 Strasbourg

The Commissioner addressed the Fundamental Rights Forum #RightsForum18 in Vienna, Austria today via video message. Download the speech CommDH/Speech(2018)7 as pdf Watch the video on Youtube Dear participants of the Forum, Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank the Fundamental Rights Agency...

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