Prof. Zdzisław (Dzidek) Kędzia is the new President of EIUC

EIUC is glad to announce the appointment of Prof. Zdzisław (Dzidek) Kędzia as the new President of the European Inter-University Centre of Human Rights and Democratisation.

Prof. Kedzia, recently re-elected as a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, teaches International Human Rights law and Constitutional Law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań(Poland), he is also the Polish national director for the European Masters in Human Rights and Democratization (E.MA), at the European Inter-University Centre for HumanRights and Democratization EIUC Venice.

He has been the Minister-Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations in Geneva (1991-1994) among others: General Rapporteur of the II World Conference on Human Rights (1993), Rapporteur of the 54th session of the Commission on Human Rights, Chairman-Rapporteur of the Drafting Group of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture. 1994-2005 – Senior Adviser to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, director of the Activities and Programmes Branch and of the Research and Right to Development Branch.

He has also been a member of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights since 2009, where he was re-elected and his terms will continue from 1 January 2013 through to 31 December 2016.

He is a member of the European Union’s research project “Fostering Human Rights Among European (external and internal) policies” FP7-Frame, a collaborative research project funded under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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