This page shows a selection of speakers at the Forum. For a full list of speakers please see the individual sessions in the programme.
Christos Giakoumopoulos was appointed as the Council of Europe’s Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law on 1 August 2017. He was previously Director of Human Rights from 2011 – 2017 and also Director of Monitoring between 2006 - 2011. Before that, he was General Counsel and General Director for Legal and Administrative Affairs of the Council of Europe Development Bank (Paris). Since joining the Council of Europe in 1987, he has held posts in the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights, the Venice Commission and as Director in the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, A. Gil Robles.