The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Nils Muižnieks, met today, during his visit to Greece, with our Advocacy Officer, Mr Georgios Kourogiorgas

The visit focused on issues pertaining to racist and homophobic extremism, as well as to the impact of austerity measures on the enjoyment of human rights in Greece

During our meeting we informed the Commissioner about the incidents of violence and discrimination that we have recorded through our Program “Tell Us” and the importance of the training of the police and the judicial authorities in order to guarantee the proper protection of the victims

We also talked about the recent legislative changes concerning the LGBTQ rights and the necessity of targeted actions in order to ensure that these changes have a real impact on the society