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Amendment No. 4 | Doc. 13943 | 27 January 2016

Strengthening the protection and role of human rights defenders in Council of Europe member States

Signatories: Ms Chiora TAKTAKISHVILI, Georgia, ALDE ; Mr David BAKRADZE, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, Latvia, SOC ; Mr Titus CORLĂŢEAN, Romania, SOC ; Ms Adele GAMBARO, Italy, ALDE

Origin - 2016 - First part-session

In the draft recommendation, after paragraph 1.6, insert the following paragraph:

"consider revising the mandate of the Commissioner for Human Rights, giving him powers to deal with individual cases of persecution of human rights defenders in member States, thereby turning that mandate into a fully functional regional mechanism for the protection of human rights defenders in Europe."