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Immigration - a source of wealth and duties for Europe

"Immigration – a source of wealth and duties for Europe". Welcome address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. The European Economic and Social...

Addressing the human rights challenges underlying the criminalisation of irregular migrants and national minorities in Europe

Addressing the human rights challenges underlying the criminalisation of irregular migrants and national minorities in Europe. Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner...

Video message : "Children's rights are threatened by austerity measures"

[18 June 2012] "Children's rights are threatened by austerity measures". Video message by Nils Muižnieks addressing a meeting hosted by the Council of Europe Task Force on children's rights ...

Re-thinking Access to Justice in Practice

Re-thinking Access to Justice in Practice. Address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Fundamental Rights Conference 2012: Justice in austerity – challenges and...

The CEPEJ: 10 years of concrete action to improve the efficiency and quality of the functioning of courts for the sake of their users

The CEPEJ: 10 years of concrete action to improve the efficiency and quality of the functioning of courts for the sake of their users. Address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for...

"Human Rights Education Means Empowering Yourself and Others"

"Human Rights Education Means Empowering Yourself and Others". Address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Conference on the impact of the Council of Europe...

"Safety of online media actors as a precondition for media pluralism and freedom of expression"

"Safety of online media actors as a precondition for media pluralism and freedom of expression". Address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Joint Open Forum...

"Asylum and Human Rights: trends and priorities for action"

"Asylum and Human Rights: trends and priorities for action". Address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. ECRE Annual General Conference, Dublin, 17 October 2012. ...

"Building a secure future for all"

"Building a secure future for all". Statement by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, 2nd Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Social Cohesion,...

"Responses of Justice to Urban Violence"

"Responses of Justice to Urban Violence". Statement by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Conference of Ministers of Justice. 19-21 September 2012. ...

"Remember the past and remain vigilant today"

"Remember the past and remain vigilant today". Statement by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, 05 September 2012. Tribute from the European Youth to the people who...

"How to ensure that the Internet remains an open and public forum for exercising freedom of opinion and expression and facilitating other human rights and fundamental freedoms"

"How to ensure that the Internet remains an open and public forum for exercising freedom of opinion and expression and facilitating other human rights and fundamental freedoms".Dublin Conference...

"Why does justice matter for reconciliation? "

Dealing with the Past and Reconciliation - What kind of truth seeking mechanism does Kosovo need ? Conference organised by the International Civilian Office, Pristina, 22 May 2012. "Why does...

Ethical Journalism Initiative - Journalism and the Challenge of Intolerance

Ethical Journalism Initiative – Journalism and the Challenge of Intolerance Conference organised by the European Federation of Journalists on World Press Freedom Day, Brussels, 3-4 May 2012. ...

High Level Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights

High Level Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights Intervention by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, 18-20 April 2012 ...

Strong and co-ordinated action is needed to prevent and punish terrorist acts

Speech by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Wilton Park Conference on Terrorism, Security and Human Rights: Opportunities for Policy Change (1-4 October...

Experiences of implementing the Convention requirements in the context of counter-terrorist operations

Speech by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, on the occasion of the round table: "Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights and compliance...

Preventing the spread of terrorism

Presentation by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of the International Conference: “Why terrorism?” (Strasbourg, 25-26 April 2007) CommDH/...

Give victims of terrorism sustained compensation and support

Speech by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, on the occasion of the 27th Conference of the European Ministers of Justice: “Victims: place, rights and...
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