Formal presentation of Mouzalas bid for CoE Human Rights Commissioner

Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos on Friday formally presented the candidacy of Greece’s Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas for the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights post, in a meeting with CoE member-state ambassadors and diplomatic mission representatives in Athens.

Presenting the reasons why Athens is supporting the nomination, Katrougalos stressed that Greece places a high value on protecting human rights and the rule of law and said that the Mouzalas bid “is rich in moral and political symbolism”.

The meeting was then addressed by Mouzalas himself, who emphasised the Commissioner’s role as an active defender of human rights in CoE member-states, while noting that this was an issue for the entire community, not just politicians and governments.

George KatrougalosCouncil of Europe (CoE)Yiannis MouzalasHuman Rights
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