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Professor Nils Melzer

Position(s):

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture

Professor Nils Melzer is the current United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. He is also Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow and holds the Swiss Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. An awardwinning author of international renown, he holds a PhD in law from the University of Zürich and has previously served in various operational, advisory and academic functions for the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the GCSP and the University of Zürich.