Current Human Rights Developments and Challenges in Europe: A conversation with the European Commissioner for Human Rights

The American Society of International Law's Human Rights Interest Group invites you to join us for the next installation of the series "Human Rights Talks", in which the presidents or heads of regional and universal human rights bodies are invited for keynote speeches and conversations on current human rights developments and challenges, and on the response from the institutions that they lead. This event will focus on Europe. Some of the important current human rights themes in Europe include immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers; safety of journalists, freedom of expression and media freedom; human rights of LGBTQI+ persons; children's rights; the rights of Roma; and Transitional Justice.

In this context, the mandate of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe includes: fostering the effective observance of human rights, and assisting member states in the implementation of Council of Europe human rights standards; promoting education in and awareness of human rights in Council of Europe member states and identifying possible shortcomings in the law and practice concerning human rights.

During this event, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe will refer to the main current human rights developments and challenges in Europe, and the response of the institution, in terms of priorities and work plan.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Honorable Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe


  • Nani Jansen Reventlow, human rights lawyer, founder of Systemic Justice

This session is organized by ASIL’s Human Rights Interest Group and co-sponsored by the Government Attorneys, International Refugee Law, Migration Law, Transitional Justice and Rule of Law, and Women in International Law Interest Groups.