Dunja Mijatovic changed the Nils muižnieks as Commissioner of the Council of Europe on human rights.
The new Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights officially became Dunja Mijatovic. April 1, she took office, reports Rus.Media.
“Today Dunja Mijatovic assumes the office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights. A citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, she was elected to the position in January of this year at session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe”, – stated in the message.
We will remind, Dunja Mijatovic has replaced on this post by Nils muižnieks, who had held it since 2012.
The Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights is obliged to monitor the observance of human rights in the EU. He is elected by a vote among three candidates for a period of six years.
Since 2010, Dunja Mijatovic, was the OSCE representative on freedom of the media. She has repeatedly spoken out against Ukraine, in particular, criticized the ban television and movies, as well as the law on decommunization.