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Human rights commissioner reappointed

Maria Stylianou-Lottides was reappointed today by President Christodoulides as Commissioner for Administration and Protection of Human Rights

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On Friday, Cyprus President Nikos Christodoulides welcomed Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights Maria Stylianou-Lottides to the Presidential Palace for her reappointment. The institution of the Commissioner of Administration was established in 1991 to safeguard human rights and freedoms, as emphasized by President Christodoulides. He commended Lottides' experience and expressed confidence in her ability to carry out her duties.

In response, Lottides acknowledged the significance of the institution of the Commissioner for Administration and the Protection of Human Rights as an important independent entity that advocates for individuals on matters that affect them. She affirmed her commitment to serving citizens, noting that "for six years we have been by their side and we continue to do so."

In a subsequent statement, the Commissioner emphasized her dedication to protecting all citizens and promoting equality, regardless of disabilities, sexual orientation, refugee status, or gender. She stated that her office is taking a more proactive approach to ensure that every individual's rights are upheld and that no form of discrimination is tolerated.

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