Dunja Mijatovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) was elected as the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights by the Organization`s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) at its plenary session in Strasbourg, according to PACE website.
Dunja Mijatovic was elected for a non-renewable term of six years starting from April 1, 2018.
She obtained 107 of the votes cast in the second round, a relative majority.
From 2010 to 2017, Dunja Mijatovic was the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. Previously, she served as Director of Broadcasting at the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CRA). She was also the Chairperson of the European Platform of Media Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) and she chaired the Council of Europe`s Group of Specialists on freedom of expression and information in times of crisis. She has been awarded several prizes for her work in the field of human rights.