The mandate of the Regional Office for Europe is based on that of the High Commissioner as the principal UN official in charge of the promotion and protection of human rights. Through the integration of the UN’s human rights standards into EU-wide policies, legislation and implementation measures, the Regional Office aims to help address human rights challenges in Europe. It also seeks to ensure the integration of the UN’s human rights perspective in external EU policies and activities. To this end, the Office provides policy advocacy and advisory services and work with governments, parliaments, judicial and national human rights institutions, civil society organizations and the UN Team in Brussels. Key regional partners include the EU institutions based in Brussels (the Council, the Commission and the Parliament), the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna, the Council of Europe and the OSCE.
UN OHCHR Office in Brussels Rue Montoyer 14 1000 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: +32-(0)2-2740170 E-mail:
Website: www.ohchr.org, europe.ohchr.org
Staff Mr Jan Jařab Regional Representative
Mr Paul d’Auchamp Deputy Regional Representative Ms Dima Yared Human Rights Officer Ms Susanne Bosman Programme Associate Ms Katja Fokin Associate Expert in Human Rights Ms Vana Catsica Programme and Finance Associate Ms Ula Wojciechowska Administrative Assistant
3 questions to Jan Jařab Regional Representative for Europe of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Legal Analysis of the Current Use and Future Potential of the EU Structural Funds to Contribute to the Achievement of Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities