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We must not forget Srebrenica

Srebrenica-Potočari, 11 July 2018 – Today, Commissioner Mijatović, participated in the commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. In her speech she expressed her deepest...

Continued Reform of the European Human Rights Convention System – Better Balance, Improved Protection

Address at the High-level conference “Continued Reform of the European Human Rights Convention System – Better Balance, Improved Protection” by Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner...

Address at the 34th Session of the Congress

"Sharing experiences among local and regional authorities is crucial to improve human rights protection". Address by Nils Muižnieks Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights  at...

Address to the European Parliament Plenary in Brussels

Address by Nils Muižnieks Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe to the European Parliament Plenary in Brussels on the 1 March 2018 Read the speech: CommDH/Speech(2018)1

Keynote speech at the First Congress on Human Rights in Warsaw

Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe at the First Congress on Human Rights on 8-9 December 2017 organised by the Polish...

1164th Plenary Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

1164th Plenary Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights - 16 November 2017, Vienna. Read the speech:...

Immigration detention of Children: Coming to a Close?

Immigration detention of Children: Coming to a Close? Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Conference hosted by the Czech Chairmanship of the...

Respecting fundamental rights and freedoms in the context of strengthening the fight against terrorism

Respecting fundamental rights and freedoms in the context of strengthening the fight against terrorism. Concluding remarks by Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of...

Human rights and Business - Promoting the effective implementation of global and regional instruments

Human rights and Business. Promoting the effective implementation of global and regional instruments. Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Council...

Populism? Human rights regression and the role of the ombudsman

Populism? Human rights regression and the role of the ombudsman. Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the IOI Europe Conference (Barcelona, 3-4...

Developments in human rights at local and regional levels

Developments in human rights at local and regional levels. Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, at the 32nd Session of the Congress of Local and...

Human rights: a reality for all

Human rights: a reality for all. Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Conference launching the Council of Europe Disability Strategy 2017-2023...

LGBTI people are not second-class citizens

LGBTI people are not second-class citizens. Keynote address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the European Governmental LGBTI Focal Point Network...

Migration and the digital environment: two areas where children's rights must be better respected

Keynote address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Conference on children's rights in the migration crisis and in the digital environment (Tallinn, 4...

Empowering Right-Holders: Inclusion, Refugee Protection, the Digital Age.

Empowering Right-Holders: Inclusion, Refugee Protection, the Digital Age. Opening speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Fundamental Rights Forum 2016...

Keynote address at the 6th European Transgender Council

European societies should recognise the full diversity of gender identities. Keynote address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the European Transgender Council...

Reaching the heights for the rights of the child

Keynote address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the launching Conference of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child 2016-2021 (Sofia, 5-6...

Lecture at New York University

Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, during a lecture at New York University (22 October 2015) CommDH/Speech(2015)6

Seminar on Measures to Promote Reconciliation

Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Conference presenting the results of the work of the Norwegian Tater/Romani Commission (Oslo, 1-2 June 2015) ...

Putting human rights into practice at the local and regional levels

Putting human rights into practice at the local and regional levels. Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the International Implementation Forum for Local...
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