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President of the Republic Demetris Christofias met with Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, and reviewed human rights issues linked to the specific situation in Cyprus.
According to a press release, issued by the Council of Europe, Hammarberg in his three-day visit will assess current developments as regards refugees and asylum seekers, human trafficking and conditions of detention.
“The visit is part of the activities carried out in accordance with the Commissioner`s mandate to promote full respect for human rights in Council of Europe member states, with a particular focus here on the contribution of an enhanced human rights compliance to a lasting settlement”, the press release adds.
By Cyprus News Agency, 8/7/08|||Meeting of Christofias and Hammarberg