The Ombudsman meets the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

The Parliamentary Ombudsman, Mr Anthony C Mifsud received the Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Mr Nils Muiznieks. The Commissioner was in Malta, for a two day visit, to monitor the human rights protection standards as part of Malta’s obligation as a CoE Member State. Such visits are aimed at providing Council of Europe Member States with guidelines to raise the standards of human rights protection, in accordance with his mandate.

The focus of the meeting with the Parliamentary Ombudsman was on the protection of the human rights of migrants, including their integration and women’s rights. The meeting also discussed the Ombudsman’s Human Rights mandate and the national public consultation on the human rights and equality framework.

The Commissioner for Human Rights was accompanied by Mr Matthieu Birker, Adviser to the Commissioner and Mr Nikolaos Sitaropoulos, Deputy of the Director of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights. The meeting was attended also by the Commissioner for Health, Mr Charles Messina, the Head of Investigations Dr Monica Borg Galea, Communications and Research Officer, Mr Jurgen Cassar, and Investigating Officer, Dr Danielle Mallia.

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