Official account of @CoE Commissioner for Human Rights @Dunja_Mijatovic. The independent, non-judicial institution promoting #humanrights in Europe.

Strasbourg (France)
Joined June 2010
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I call on @coe states to ensure that persons with disabilities are involved and participate fully in the development, implementation and monitoring of policies and measures that affect their lives. #IDPD #IDPD2021 #CPRD
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Poland’s new Border Protection Act perpetuates many restrictive measures introduced by the state of emergency, with negative effects for humanitarian actors, media, #humanrightsdefenders and the local population on the eastern border. Read my statement 👇coe.int/en/web/commissioner/…
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Looking forward to addressing the Freedom Online Conference today at 3pm CET to discuss how the universal access to open, affordable & inclusive internet remains a #HumanRights challenge as we mark the 10th anniversary of @FO_Coalition. #FOC #FOC2021 📍Register & join us 👇
1/3: Registration is now open for the 2021 Freedom Online Conference, marking the 10th anniversary of the @FO_Coalition. #FOC2021 Hosted by the Government of Finland, the Conference will take place online from Tuesday, 30 November to Friday, 3 December. bit.ly/3CKKHCs
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Arrest and detention of a group of Crimean Tatars in Simferopol #Crimea is the latest link in a chain of reprisals and harassment of #humanrightsdefenders, activists and many ordinary members of this group. This must stop. coe.int/en/web/commissioner/…
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On the International Day to End #ViolenceAgainstWomen, I call on all @coe states to ratify, fully and effectively implement and value the #IstanbulConvention to protect women and girls from violence anytime and anywhere, incl. in the digital sphere. #16Days vs #VAW #EndVAW
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I welcome the news of Slovak Government’s apology to victims of forced sterilisation as a first important step. I now look forward to quick progress on an accessible & effective compensation mechanism. Read my earlier letter on why justice cannot wait 👇coe.int/en/web/commissioner/…
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I call on @coe states to tackle the digital dimension of #ViolenceAgainstWomen and girls with all the tools at their disposal, incl. the #IstanbulConvention. #16Days vs #VAW Read my speech on combating #VAW in a digital age and #GREVIO's General REC nº1 👉 go.coe.int/eCCnG
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Just published a letter to the Prosecutor General of Armenia re. proceedings vs. Sashik Sultanyan. #Armenia’s authorities shld ensure an enabling environment for #humanrightsdefenders, incl. by guaranteeing their #FreedomOfExpression when doing their work👇coe.int/en/web/commissioner/…
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Attacks by politicians vs. the Georgian Public Defender @Ombudsman_Geo are unacceptable. Georgian authorities should ensure an environment conducive to the independent & effective discharge of her work, incl. re the case of former President Saakashvili. coe.int/en/web/commissioner/…
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On #WorldChildrensDay I call on @coe states to prioritise children’s rights now and every day. Children’s wellbeing and equal access to rights must be prioritised throughout the #COVID19 pandemic and the recovery period. 👉 go.coe.int/pSxCg
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On Trans Day of Remembrance, I call on @coe states to ensure that #trans people can live free & safe. Lack of quick, transparent & accessible legal gender recognition endangers their well-being & safety. Stalling must be overcome & steps backwards prevented. #tdor2021 #TDOR
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I call for immediate access of international and national human rights actors and media to Poland’s border with Belarus to end human suffering and violations of human rights. Read my statement after a 4-day visit👇 coe.int/en/web/commissioner/…
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30 yrs on, we remember the victims of #Vukovar siege, many of whom are still awaiting truth & justice. I reiterate my call on political leaders in the region to open police & military archives which may hold information on missing persons & for improved cooperation in this field.
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In most cases, sexual abuse is inflicted on a child by a person in a position of trust, authority or influence. It takes all of us to protect children from sexual abuse. #EndChildSexAbuseDay
18 November is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. Take a moment to think about what you can do to help protect children against sexual violence. ➡️coe.int/EndChildSexAbuseDay #EndChildSexAbuseDay #CoE4Children
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Процесс ликвидации огранизаций «Мемориала» на основании закона об «иностранных агентах» является очередным свидетельством преследования гражданского общества и правозащитников в России. Властям следует прекратить их ликвидацию и отменить этот закон coe.int/ru/web/commissioner/…
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Proceedings to shut down Memorial groups on the grounds of the “foreign agent” law are another illustration of reprisals against civil society and #HumanRightsDefenders in #Russia. The authorities should discontinue their liquidation and repeal the law. coe.int/en/web/commissioner/…
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Starting a 4-day visit to #Poland on the humanitarian situation at the #Poland-#Belarus border and nearby areas and its impact on #HumanRights. #migration
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Административный арест адвоката Эдема Семедляева на 12 суток за действия по защите прав крымских татар иллюстрирует проблемы, с которыми сталкиваются правозащитники в Крыму. Они должны иметь возможность работать свободно, без преследований и препятствий
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