Jeroen Schokkenbroek - short biographical note


Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues, Council of Europe


Mr Schokkenbroek studied law at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) and lectured in Constitutional and Administrative Law at the same university until 1993.

Other past functions include:
- President of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists
- representative of the ICJ with the Council of Europe
- editor-in-chief of the Netherlands Human Rights Law Journal (NJCM-Bulletin)

Since 1993, he has occupied various functions in the Council of Europe Secretariat, mostly in the Directorate General of Human Rights. His previous position was Head of the Human Rights Development Department, which is part of the Standard-Setting Directorate, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs.
The Council of Europe legal instruments developed in this period include the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and Protocols Nos. 12, 13 and 14 to the ECHR Since November 2010, he holds the position of Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues.

He has published various books and articles in the field of human rights and constitutional law, including Judicial Control of Restrictions on the Fundamental Freedoms of the European Convention on Human Rights, A Study of Strasbourg and Netherlands Case-Law (in Dutch, Zwolle 1996) and contributed to P. Van Dijk and G.J.H. van Hoof, Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights (3rd ed., Kluwer 1998; and 4th ed., Intersentia 2006).