Friday, 25 November 2011

Shortlist for new Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner announced

Strasbourg, 25.11.2011 - The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has submitted a shortlist of three candidates for the post of Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner to the Organisation’s Parliamentary Assembly.

The candidates are:
- Pierre-Yves MONETTE (Belgium)
- Nils MUI┼ŻNIEKS (Latvia)
- Frans TIMMERMANS (Netherlands).

The Assembly will elect the new Commissioner during its winter plenary session in Strasbourg (23-28 January 2012).
He will take over from present Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg at the end of his mandate (31 March 2012).

Council of Europe Directorate of Communication
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 60
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11