Commisioner’s book published in Turkish
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Thomas Hammarberg’s book ‘Human Rights in Europe’ is now available in Turkish.Thomas Hammarberg’s book “Human rights in Europe: no grounds for complacency” was published in the Turkish language by İletişim publishing house.
Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Hammarberg took up his position on April 1, 2006, succeeding the first commissioner, Alvaro Gil-Robles.
Hammarberg has published literature on a wide variety of human rights issues and particularly focuses on children’s rights, refugee policy, minority issues, xenophobia, Islamophobia, Roma rights, international affairs and security. He is also well-known for his presentations and lectures on human rights at various intergovernmental and academic institutions. As commissioner he has published a series of “Viewpoint” articles on human rights issues in Europe on the institution’s website. He regularly publishes comments focusing on the largest human rights issues.
Since he was appointed commissioner in April 2006, Hammarberg has visited and published reports about almost all of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states.