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Human Rights Committee - Members

Iulia Antoanella Motoc (Romania)

Date and place of birth: 20 August 1967, Timisoara, Romania

Working languages: French, Romanian (native speaker), English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, German

Current position/function

Judge, Constitutional Court of Romania
Professor of International Law, University of Bucharest
Director, European Master Human Rights, Venice
Member, United Nations Human Rights Committee
Member of the Bureau of the United Nations Human Rights Committee
Lawyer, Bucharest Bar – position reserved

Main professional activities

Judge, Bucharest Court, 1990–1996
Member and alternate member of the United Nations Sub-Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (1996–2007)
President of the United Nations Sub-Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (2000–2001)
Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on the situation of Human Rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2001–2004)
Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on human rights and the human genome (2003–2007)
President of the United Nations Working Group on the Administration of Justice (2002–2007)
Member, United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations, (2000–2004)
Member, United Nations Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, (1999–2000, 2003)
Member, United Nations Social Forum, (2005)
Member of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (1998–2004), (2008–present)

Educational background

PhD in Philosophy (Moral Philosophy), University of Bucharest, Department of Philosophy
Habilitation in Law, University Paris XI, “Jean Monnet” Department
S.J.D. (Doctorat) in International Public Law University Aix-Marseille III, School of Law (mention très bien avec les félicitations du jury)
LL.B, University of Bucharest, School of Law (9.91/10)

Other main activities in the field relevant to the mandate of the treaty body concerned

Judge ad hoc at the European Court of Human Rights
Director, (Romania), European Master of Human Rights and Democratization, European Interdisciplinary Center for Human Rights and Democratization, Venice
Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Comparative Law (1998–2004), (2008-present)
Member, Editorial Board, East European and Russian Yearbook of International and Member, Scientific Board, European Yearbook of Human Rights
Member, International Commission of Jurists
President, Association pour le Prix Femmes d’Europe, Romania (2000–2002)
Member, European Agency for Human Rights (2008–present)
Yale University Law School (2004–2007), Senior Schell Fellow
European University Institute, Florence (2006), Special Invited Professor, Academy of European Law
Deputy Dean, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, 1998

List of most recent publications in the field

“The International Law of Genetic Discrimination” in T. Murphy (ed.) New Technologies and Human Rights, Oxford University Press, 2009

“Conceptions of pluralism and international law” in E. Jouannet, H.R. Fabri, V. Tomkiewitz
“A quoi ça sert le droit international”, Proceedings of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Hart, Oxford, 2008

Plaidoyer pour les droits de l’homme, Centre de droit de l’homme, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Université de Bucarest, 2008

Women’s rights as human rights from universal to regional, essays in honour of Justice Bhagwati, (ed.), University of Bucharest, EMA Venice, Afras Academy, India

[This profile can be found in the document CCPR/SP/75]

 
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