FIFA and the Council of Europe to promote human rights

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland underlined the importance of the Council of Europe’s sports conventions in protecting human rights in sport and agreed to start work on a Memorandum of Understanding between FIFA and the Council of Europe setting out in detail areas of cooperation between the two organisations.

Poland: Thorbjørn Jagland raises concerns over draft law on Supreme Court

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has sent a letter to the Speaker of the Sejm, Marek Kuchciński, concerning the new parliamentary draft law on the Polish Supreme Court.

Jagland to set out human rights response to fake news and threats to free speech

In a speech to the European Broasdcasting Union’s General Assembly tomorrow (30 June), Thorbjørn Jagland will discuss the challenge of upholding truth and democracy without stifling debate and dissent.

Podcast: Conference on smuggling of migrants

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland warned today against the dual problems of smuggling and human trafficking.

Thorbjørn Jagland: “Member states have an obligation to protect LGBTI people”

“Discrimination and violence against LGBTI people is the worst kind of populism,” said Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today, ahead of 17 May International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT).