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Rafael Ribó, as President of the IOI-Europe, has met in Strasbourg with the European authorities on human rights

02/06/2017

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Accompanied by the European Vice President of the IOI and Federal Ombudsman of Belgium, Catherine de Bruecker, Ribó has visited, among others, the European Commissioner for Human Rights


The Catalan ombudsman, Rafael Ribó, and the Federal Ombudsman of Belgium, Catherine de Brueker, as President and Vice President of the IOI-Europe, respectively, have visited on May 31 and June 1 in Strasbourg several European authorities in the field of human rights.

Specifically, and on behalf of the International Ombudsman Institute, Ribó and de Breuker have met the European Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muiznieks. They have also visited the President of the European Court of Human Rights, Guido Raimondi, who was accompanied by the Secretary-General and some judges of the aforementioned court.

As part of this trip, they have also met representatives of the Venice Commission, notably Simona Granata, from the Constitutional Cooperation Division, and Günter Schirmer, head of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Finally, Ribó and de Bruecker have met, on one side, with Philippe Boillat, Head of the Directorate General of Human Rights and the Rule of Law of the Council of Europe; and on the other with Wolfram Bechtel, representative of the Secretariat of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe.

The main objective of these meetings was to promote the institutional role of the Ombudsman in the framework of European organizations for human rights.

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