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Commissioner Hammarberg visits Armenia to assess the respect for human rights

05/10/2007 Strasbourg

The Commissioner for Human Rights starts on Sunday 7 October a 5-day high-level official visit to Armenia to assess the human rights situation in the country. At the centre of Mr Hammarberg's agenda there will be a broad range of human rights issues, including the functioning of the judiciary,...

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Country visit observations

Armenia: Commissioner presents preliminary human rights observations

15/07/2007 Strasbourg

Commissioner Hammarberg has concluded on 11 October a five-day high-level official visit to Armenia, where he assessed a broad range of human rights issues, focusing mainly on the functioning of the judiciary, conditions of detention, cases of torture and ill-treatment, freedom of expression, as...

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Meeting in Stockholm

Commissioner Hammarberg holds discussions in Sweden

30/10/2006 Strasbourg

Last week, Mr Hammarberg was in Stockholm for discussions with Ms. Nyamko Sabuni, Minister for Gender Equity, Integration and Human Rights. He also met Mr Goran Lennmarker, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to exchange ideas on the issue of OSCE/Council of Europe cooperation and the...

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TV interview

Commissioner speaks to Slovenian media about situation of Roma

09/11/2006 Strasbourg

In the aftermath of the recent removal of a 31-member Roma community in the Slovenian village of Ambrus, Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg spoke to the Slovenian public television RTV about the situation of Roma in Europe. The Commissioner said trends are worsening across Europe as an estimated half...

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Visit to Turkey

Commissioner Hammarberg concludes visit to Turkey

04/11/2006 Strasbourg

On 4 November, Commissioner Hammarberg concluded a four-day contact visit to Turkey to discuss human rights issues with senior government leaders, judicial authorities and civil society representatives. In the course of the visit, he met Mr. Abdullah Gul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of...

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Visit to Armenia

Commissioner Hammarberg goes to Armenia

13/10/2006 Strasbourg

Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg began a 3-day contact visit in the Republic of Armenia. He will discuss human rights issues with Armenia's highest authorities, including the President, Mr. Robert Khocharian, the Foreign Minister, Mr. Vartan Oskanian, the President of the National Assembly, Mr....

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Visit to Georgia

Commissioner for Human Rights concludes Georgia visit

12/07/2006 Strasbourg

Commissioner Hammarberg today returned from a contact visit in Tbilisi where he discussed the Georgian human rights situation with the highest state officials, parliamentarians, judicial authorities and NGOs. Among others, he held meetings with President Mikheil Saakashvili, Prime Minister Zurab...

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Visit to Hungary

Thomas Hammarberg visits Hungary

22/05/2006 Strasbourg

Human Rights Commissioner Hammarberg will today make a contact visit to Hungary. In Budapest, he will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Justice, Minister of Child, Youth, Equal Opportunities and Social Affairs, and Minister of the Interior. Thomas Hammarberg will also pay a...

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Visit to Azerbaijan

The Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Azerbaijan

05/05/2006 Strasbourg

From 5-7 May the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Mr Thomas Hammarberg, will travel to Azerbaijan to attend the international conference of Ombudspersons "The development prospects and state of cooperation to improve Human Rights protection" in Baku. The event organised by...

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