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A Presentation by Nils Muižnieks: The Council of Europe, the Commissioner and Environmental Issues

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  • Fri 30 Nov 2018 09.30 - 11.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-11-30 9:30 2018-11-30 11:00 Europe/Paris A Presentation by Nils Muižnieks: The Council of Europe, the Commissioner and Environmental Issues

Nils Muižnieks is a political scientist by training (BA Princeton University 1986, MA/PhD University of California at Berkeley 1988/1993). He moved to Latvia in 1993, where he ran a human rights NGO (1994-2002) while also working for UNDP and the Soros Foundation-Latvia. He was a Minister in the Latvian government responsible for social integration, minority rights, and anti-discrimination (2002-2004). From 2005-2012 he ran a social science research institute at the University of Latvia and served as Latvia’s expert, then chair of the Council of Europe’s anti-racism monitoring body, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance. From April 2012 through March 2018, he was the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. This past summer he was short-listed to be the UN High Commissioner for Human rights. He is currently a Fernand Braudel Fellow trespassing in the Department of Law at EUI working on regional and international responses to democratic backsliding in Europe. The Environmental Law and Governance Working Group is a forum where EUI members and external researchers working on key developments in the theory and practice of environmental law and governance present and discuss their research and interact with other scholars. We invite all researchers and fellows interested in topics relating to environmental law and governance to get involved with the Environmental Law and Governance Working Group!

Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle

Nils Muižnieks is a political scientist by training (BA Princeton University 1986, MA/PhD University of California at Berkeley 1988/1993). He moved to Latvia in 1993, where he ran a human rights NGO (1994-2002) while also working for UNDP and the Soros Foundation-Latvia. He was a Minister in the Latvian government responsible for social integration, minority rights, and anti-discrimination (2002-2004). From 2005-2012 he ran a social science research institute at the University of Latvia and served as Latvia’s expert, then chair of the Council of Europe’s anti-racism monitoring body, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance. From April 2012 through March 2018, he was the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. This past summer he was short-listed to be the UN High Commissioner for Human rights. He is currently a Fernand Braudel Fellow trespassing in the Department of Law at EUI working on regional and international responses to democratic backsliding in Europe. The Environmental Law and Governance Working Group is a forum where EUI members and external researchers working on key developments in the theory and practice of environmental law and governance present and discuss their research and interact with other scholars. We invite all researchers and fellows interested in topics relating to environmental law and governance to get involved with the Environmental Law and Governance Working Group!


Location:
Sala del Torrino - Villa Salviati- Castle

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Working group

Organiser:
Environmental Law Working Group (EUI - Law Department)

Contact:
Matteo Passigli - Send a mail

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