United Kingdom: Human rights commissioner urges independent inquiry into counterterrorism abuses

“A new and full inquiry can ensure all necessary lessons of the past are learned,” writes Dunja Mijatović in a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May. “It would also send out a positive signal to other Council of Europe member states facing similar challenges, a number of which are also still to provide a full account of their involvement in rendition and secret detention programmes in the post-9/11 era.”

Dunja Mijatović: We must end poverty and inequality

In a new ‘Comment’ article, the Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović, makes a plea to governments to “keep their promise” and end poverty and inequality.

Dunja Mijatović: European states must put human rights at the centre of their migration policies

“European states’ current approach to the arrivals of refugees and migrants has transformed a manageable issue into an extremely divisive topic, in particular within EU member states,” says the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Dunja Mijatović: Safeguarding human rights in the era of artificial intelligence

The ethical and legal implications of artificial intelligence often go unnoticed by the public at large.”

Dunja Mijatović : Albania should step up protection of children and inclusion of persons with disabilities

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, returned recently from a five-day visit to the country which focused on children’s rights, the rights of persons with disabilities, and access to free legal aid.