Alvaro Gil-Robles

This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Gil-Robles and the second or maternal family name is Gil-Delgado.

Álvaro Gil-Robles y Gil-Delgado (born in 9 September 1944 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a Spanish jurist and human rights activist.

He was Commissioner for Human Rights of Council of Europe from 15 October 1999 to 31 March 2006. He was the first person to occupy this newly created position, and was succeeded by Thomas Hammarberg.

From 2000 to 2005 he visited public organizations in various countries (see the list below) and showed violations of human rights in his reports to the corresponding governments for their future improvement.

Chronology of visits

His extensive reports may be found at the homepage of Commissioner for Human Rights.

External links

  • Gil-Robles'es Work at Council of Europe

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