New EIUC Secretary General: Prof. Florence Benoît-Rohmer

tl_files/EIUC MEDIA/News Files/fbr_dec08_1.jpgThe EIUC President and Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Florence Benoît-Rohmer of the Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, as new EIUC Secretary General. Prof. Benoît-Rohmer took up this function beginning on 1 January 2009.

Active ImageBorn in Strasbourg, Florence Benoît-Rohmer holds a PhD in Public Law.

President of the Université Robert Schuman (URS), Strasbourg, from 2003 to 2008, Florence Benoît-Rohmer is Professor at the Law Faculty in Strasbourg. She is Director of the Master programme in Human Rights at URS and has served as Vice-President of EIUC from 2002 till 2008 and as French national director of the European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) since its inception in 1997.
Prof. Benoît-Rohmer has been acting as human rights expert for the Council of Europe, was member of the European Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights set up by the European Commission, and is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU. She is also member of the scientific committees of several international journals specialised in human rights, and in particular minority rights.

Prof. Benoît-Rohmer’s research interests range from the study of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, and Constitutional Rights in Central and Eastern European countries, to national minority rights.

Among her numerous publications may be mentioned:

  • “The minority question in Europe for the Council of Europe Publications” (1989);
  • “La question minoritaire en Europe: vers un système cohérent de protection des minorités nationales”; (Strasbourg 1996);
  • “Les minorités, quels droits? ”, Council of Europe Publication (Strasbourg 1999);
  • “L'égalité dans la typologie des droits de l'homme”, in “Classer les droits de l'homme”, edited with Bruylant in 2004.
  • For the collection of the Robert Schuman University - Institut de recherches Carré de Malberg, she published in 2003 “Les droits sociaux ou la démolition de quelques poncifs” (edited with Constance Grewe).
  • In 2005 she published for the Council of Europe a work titled “Council of Europe Law: Towards a Pan-European Legal Area”, co-edited with Heinrich Klebes, (Strasbourg 2005), which is going to be re-edited in 2009.


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