Dunja Mijatović takes up post of Commissioner for Human Rights

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national was elected last January by the Parliamentary Assembly and becomes the first woman to hold this post, succeeding Nils Muižnieks (2012-2018), Thomas Hammarberg (2006-2012) and Alvaro Gil-Robles (1999-2006).

Dunja Mijatović elected Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Following a Parliamentary Assembly vote earlier today, Dunja Mijatovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) has been chosen to be the new Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.

Nils Muižnieks: Progress needed to ensure women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Europe

Gender stereotypes and inequalities threaten women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, according to Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Committee of Ministers names shortlist of candidates to succeed Nils Muižnieks

A shortlist of candidates to succeed Nils Muižnieks as Commissioner for Human Rights, has been submitted today by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers to the organisation’s Parliamentary Assembly.

Muižnieks reveals Balkans region reconcialiation fears

Mounting ethnic division and polarisation is overtaking reconciliation in the Balkans, according to the Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks.