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Minister Flanagan meets with Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Minister Charles Flanagan, Press Releases, Ireland, 2016
Iveagh House

 

Minister Flanagan meets with Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charles Flanagan TD, will today (Thursday) meet with Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks. This is Commissioner Muižnieks’ first official visit to Ireland.

Commenting on the visit Minister Flanagan said:

“I welcome the visit of the Commissioner Muižnieks to Ireland. Ireland is deeply committed to the Council of Europe and its values of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. While the focus of Commissioner Muižnieks visit is domestic, I am pleased to have an opportunity to have a discussion with him about human rights in an international context.

“Commissioner Muižnieks plays an indispensable role in upholding human rights across Europe. Ireland shares the Commissioner’s commitment to creating and maintaining space for civil society, ensuring the protection of human rights defenders, and the prevention of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”

ENDS

Press Office

24 November 2016

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