Prof. Manfred Nowak accepts to become an advisory board member

2 Apr , 2024  

Vienna, 2 April 2024: We are honoured to welcome Prof. Manfred Nowak to the Advisory Board of Election-Watch.EU ( Prof. Nowak held the key note speech of the first public discussion forum organised by on electoral reforms in Austria in October 2017 and has been supporting over the past years.  Prof. Nowak’s with his life long commitment to human rights will provide advice to Election-Watch.EU in the upcoming tasks surrounding the June 2024 European Parliament elections and beyond. 

Manfred Nowak is Secretary General of the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice and Director of the Vienna Master of Arts in Applied Human Rights at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He previously served in various expert functions, such as UN Expert on enforced disappearances (1993-2006), UN Special Rapporteur on Torture (2004-2010), judge at the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina (1996-2003) and Vice Chairperson of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (2013-2018). In 2016 he was appointed Independent Expert leading the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty. He was Director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights at Utrecht University (SIM, 1987-1989) and of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights at Vienna University (BIM, 1992-2019) as well as Visiting Professor at the University of Lund (2002-2003), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (2008-2009), and at Stanford University in Palo Alto (2014). He is author of more than 600 publications in the fields of public international law and human rights

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