Exchange of views with the European Committee of Social Rights
Good afternoon to you all and thank you very much for the invitation to this exchange of views! This is the first time that we meet, and the timing is certainly good. Even though there are signs of relief now, at least in Europe, the Covid-19 pandemic has been much more than just a health crisis:...
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...
Commemoration of the Roma Holocaust: our duty to remember, and to combat persisting anti-Gypsyism in today’s Europe
Today, Commissioner Mijatović is participating, in Auschwitz-Birkenau, in the ceremony of commemoration of the Roma Holocaust during the Second World War. In her speech she pays respect to the survivors of the genocide, stresses the duty to remember and the crucial importance of combating...
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 Regional Authorities CommDH/Speech(2017)2
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) CommDH/Speech(2015)5
Global Forum on Statelessness
Keynote address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Global Forum on Statelessness (The Hague, 15-17 September 2014) CommDH/Speech(2014)8
Stateless but not rightless: improving the protection of stateless persons in Europe
Stateless but not rightless: improving the protection of stateless persons in Europe. Keynote Speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the Conference organised by UNHCR and the European Network on Statelessness (Strasbourg, 8 April 2014) CommDH/Speech(2014)6
European Roma and Travellers Forum Plenary Assembly
European Roma and Travellers Forum Plenary Assembly. Address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (Strasbourg, 3 September 2013) CommDH/Speech(2013)8 / 03 September 2013
European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion
European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion. Communication by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the launch event, Strasbourg, 20 March 2013. CommDH/Speech(2013)4 / 21 March 2013
Roma in Europe: It is high time for states to move from words to action and eliminate systemic discrimination
Strasbourg, 30/09/10 – "Roma and Travellers continue to be subject to racism and pervasive discrimination across all social sectors in many European countries. It is high time to act to reverse this situation" said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, at the...