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Commissioner for Human Rights

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Subject: Council of Europe, Human rights in Russia, Nils Muižnieks, Thomas Hammarberg, European Court of Human Rights
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Commissioner for Human Rights

The Commissioner for Human Rights
Formation May 7, 1999
Purpose Human Rights protection
Headquarters Strasbourg
Leader Nils Muižnieks
Parent organization
Council of Europe
Website Homepage

The Commissioner for Human Rights is an independent and impartial non-judicial institution established in 1999 by the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe, to promote awareness of and respect for human rights in the 47 member states. The activities of this institution focus on three major, closely related areas:

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