At the crossroads – Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights pronounced the following keynote speech at the Solemn Hearing of the European Court of Human Rights on 24 June 2022. President Spano, President of the Hellenic Republic, Distinguished Judges, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, As Commissioner...
Hearing of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the cases of H.F. and M.F. v. France and J.D. and A.D. v. France
Mr President, Distinguished members of the Court, I have decided to intervene in these cases because they concern an urgent situation, demanding urgent action. The situation faced by nationals of Council of Europe member states detained in the camps in North-East Syria is continuously...
Commissioner Mijatović intervenes before the European Court of Human Rights in a case concerning family reunification in Denmark
Today the Commissioner took part in the hearing before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of M.A. v. Denmark concerning the refusal to grant family reunification to a Syrian national with temporary protection status, because he had not yet held a residence permit...
Maintaining the independence and effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights is a matter for us all
Dear President, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour for me to participate in this conference today. The celebration of the 20th anniversary of the single, full-time European Court of Human Rights provides a good opportunity to highlight the importance of this institution for the...
The European Court of Human Rights must remain independent and effective
In a speech given today at a High-Level Conference hosted by the Danish Minister of Justice in Copenhagen, Commissioner Mijatović called on member states to ensure that the Court remains independent and effective. Highlighting the vital role the Court plays in guaranteeing freedom, justice and...
High-level Conference on the “Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights: our shared responsibility”
High-level Conference on the “Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights: our shared responsibility”. Intervention by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (Brussels, 26-27 March 2015 CommDH/Speech(2015)1 / 02 April 2015
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 CommDH/Speech(2012)5 / 19 April 2012
Commissioner addresses San Marino colloquy on future of the Court
At a colloquy organised by the Council of Europe's San Marino Chairmanship, held on 22- 23 March in San Marino, Commissioner Hammarberg presented a series of proposals on strengthening cooperation with ombudsmen and National Human Rights Institutions in order to safeguard the long-term...