Thomas Hammarberg

Thomas Hammarberg, Immediate Past Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe Thomas Hammarberg has occupied a number of international top positions and is one of Sweden’s most experienced Human Rights defenders. As early as 1977 he received the Nobel Peace Price on behalf of Amnesty International, as chairman of the Swedish section. The rights of children and refugees are considered special interest of Mr Hammarberg. He was involved in the birth of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and he later took part in the UN expert committee responsible for monitoring how the ratifying member stats fulfil their obligations towards children.

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