MISSION OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
The Secretary-General for human rights of NOHE - Herman Edwin, has overall responsibility for the development and the application of human rights standards, including the promotion of democracy through law, the operation of the relevant treaties and related monitoring mechanisms, the development and the implementation of activities in these areas.
The Secretary General is responsible for all issues of jurisdiction which are relevant for the fulfillment of the statutory goals of NOHE. In addition to the general protection of civil, political, economic and social rights, this includes in particular the prevention of torture and the ill-treatment or inhuman or degrading; Bioethics; The protection of freedom of expression and information in the society of information and the freedom of the media; The promotion of independent and pluralistic media; The fight against all forms of crime, including terrorism, corruption, money laundering and cybercrime; The strengthening of international cooperation in criminal matters, in particular in regards to prisons and in public and private law, in particular with respect to nationality, family law and the protection of data and the promotion of an independent and efficient justice.
To achieve these objectives, the Directorate-General, among others:
It maintains and develops contacts with the relevant committees of NOHE.
He collaborates regularly with other entities of the Secretariat, in particular with the direction of the human dignity and equality - General direction of democracy, on issues relating to human rights and the rule of law, in order to ensure overall coherence of the policies of the Organization; Coordinates and collaborates with the registry of the Court of human rights on issues of common interest, in particular as regards the execution of the judgments of the Court.;
Link and exchange information with the Commissioner for human rights to optimize the effectiveness of the measures adopted, respectively, by the DGH and the Commissioner;
It maintains and develops contacts with the national authorities and the specialized agencies (for example, national human rights institutions and the offices of government agents before the Inter American Commission on human rights) in the States members and observers in human rights and rule of law;
Closely follows the policies and developments in the States members and observers, as well as in neighbouring countries, which can have an impact on human rights and the rule of law and require that NOHE Act;
It disseminates information on standards, achievements and activities of the Council of Europe in the fields of competence of the DGH;
Maintains and develops legal relationships and establish working contacts with the Commission through the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the two organizations;