Forum Experts

Álvaro Gil Robles Gil Delgado

Álvaro Gil Robles Gil Delgado

Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe (1999-2006); Co-chairman, the Russian Spanish Civil Society Dialogue Forum​


PhD in Law and Professor of Administrative Law at the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 

Member at the Bar Association of Madrid since 1968. 

Lawyer of the Constitutional Court between 1980 and 1983. 

First Deputy to the Ombudsman during the years 1983/1988. 

Ombudsman, from 1988 to 1993. 

Former President of the Forum for the social integration of immigrants. 

First European Commissioner for Human Rights, at the Council of Europe, from 1999 (15 of October) to 31 March 2006. 

Former President of the Spain-Russia Council Foundation. 

Co-President of the "Forum of Civil Society Spain-Russia" until May 2012. 

Professor at the Moscow School of Political Studies since 1994. 

Director of the Center of Studies of the "Valsaín Foundation for the promotion and defense of democratic values". 

Honorary President of the Gypsy Secretariat Foundation. 

Former President of the Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance (CEAR). 

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Administrative Law of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 

Member of the Working Group at the Council of Europe for the reform of the ECTHR 

Member of the Commission for the evaluation of Unjust Suffering as a result of the violation of human rights, produced between 1960 and 1978 in the context of politically motivated violence in the Community of the Basque Country.