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International Human Rights Law

Council of Europe Commissioner of Human Rights

Commissioner Homepage

The fundamental objectives of the Commissioner for Human Rights are laid out in Resolution (99) 50 on the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. According to this resolution, the Commissioner is mandated to:

  • foster the effective observance of human rights, and assist member states in the implementation of Council of Europe human rights standards;
  • promote education in and awareness of human rights in Council of Europe member states;
  • identify possible shortcomings in the law and practice concerning human rights;
  • facilitate the activities of national ombudsperson institutions and other human rights structures; and
  • provide advice and information regarding the protection of human rights across the region.


European Court of Human Rights

Court Homepage

The European Court of Human Rights is an international court set up in 1959. It rules on individual or State applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. (From Website)

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