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[09/12/09 15:00] “Systematic work is necessary to prevent human rights violations”

"There is an urgent need to prevent and remedy human rights violations at national level through systematic work for the implementation of existing standards" said Commissioner Hammarberg publishing today his Memorandum in view of the High-Level Conference on the "Future of the European Court of Human Rights" which will take place in Interlaken, Switzerland, on 18-19 February 2010. The Commissioner called on member states to adopt national action plans founded on baseline studies, high-level political support and the participation of all stakeholders, including civil society and local authorities. "Such a process will better empower national authorities to bridge the gap between human rights standards and reality" he concluded.
Read the Memorandum