Dunja-Mijatovic

The State of Human Rights in Europe: Forward and Back?


This year, Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute are proud to present Ms. Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, as the 13th annual Anna Lindh speaker giving a lecture at the University of Lund.

Ms. Mijatovic will, among other things, address the rise of intolerance in Europe. In particular, she will talk about the lack of responsibility among politicians spreading hate through speeches as well as amplifying prejudice against marginalized and vulnerable people. In this context, she will also speak about her work on migrants and asylum seekers.

Dunja Mijatović was elected Commissioner for Human Rights by the Parliamentary Assembly and took up her position in 2018.

A national of Bosnia and Herzegovina, she has been working to promote and protect human rights for the past two decades, thus acquiring extensive knowledge in the field of international monitoring, in particular regarding freedom of expression.

She has previously served as OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (2010-2017), Director of Broadcast of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001-2010), Chair of the European Platform of Regulatory Agencies (2007–2010) and of the Council of Europe’s Group of Specialists on Freedom of Expression and Information in Times of Crisis (2005-2007).

Dunja Mijatović has regularly given lectures in national and international fora and has been awarded several human rights prizes. She has also been active in supporting NGO activities in the field of human rights education and asylum.

Where: University Auditorium, Main University Building, Paradisgatan 2, Lund.
When: At 17.00-18.30, 20 January, 2020

The event is open to all, but seats are limited.
For press inquiries, please contact: Christina Geijer

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Lund University, in cooperation with the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund and Lund University’s Association of Foreign Affairs, are organising the lecture.

The Anna Lindh Lecture pays homage to the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs who was assassinated in 2003.