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High Commissioner congratulated Dunja Mijatović on her election to the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

30 January 2018
High Commissioner congratulated Dunja Mijatović on her election to the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

On January 29, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova sent a congratulatory telegram to the new Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović.

On 24 January, Ms. Mijatović, human rights activist from Bosnia and Herzegovina, was elected to the post of Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe (CoE). According to the results of the vote at the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg, Dunja Mijatović received 107 out of 229 votes. Russia did not participate in the elections of the new CoE Commissioner. In 2014, representatives of the Russian Federation were deprived of the right to vote and the opportunity to work in the governing bodies of the PACE.

The elected CoE Commissioner for Human Rights will take office on April 1, 2018, for a period of 6 years.

Dunja Mijatović was born on September 8, 1964, in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. In 1987 she graduated from the University of Sarajevo, and later studied at the University of Bologna and the London School of Economics.

The professional career of the new Council of Europe ombudsperson is related to various aspects of the protection of freedom of speech.

During her time in international organizations, Dunja Mijatović has proven herself as an expert in the field of communications, media development strategies, legal regulation and political aspects of media activities. It can be expected that the new Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe will pay special attention to the issues of freedom of expression, including in the virtual space.

In her telegram, Tatiana Moskalkova congratulated Dunja Mijatovic on her election to the post of Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe and expressed hope for cooperation «in the interests of strengthening democracy, ensuring human rights and justice».

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