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The event is chaired by Dr Sarah Spencer (COMPAS), and includes comments by Dr Cathryn Costello.

About the speaker

Dr Nils Muižnieks is Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Dr Muižnieks has been working in the field of human rights for the past two decades having previously held prominent posts such as Director of the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia in Riga (2005–2012); Chairman of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (2010–2012); Latvian minister responsible for social integration, anti-discrimination, minority rights, and civil society development (2002–2004); and Director of the Latvian Centre for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies – now Latvian Human Rights Centre (1994–2002).

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