Grégor Puppinck, PhD, is Director General of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ).
He is also a Member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief and an Expert to the Council of Europe. He takes part in the Committee of Experts on the Reform of the European Court of Human Rights.
From 2003 to 2008, he has taught human rights, European law, and constitutional law at the Law School of the University of Upper Alsace, France.
Grégor Puppinck holds his PhD with a dissertation in legal theory. He graduated from Paris II Law School and from the “Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales.”
He is the author of numerous books and legal articles. His most recent book is Conscientious Objection and Human Rights, A Systematic Analysis (Brill, 2017).
He has been made Cavaliere della Repubblica by the Italian Government for its services in the Lautsi v Italy case and Knight Commander in the Order of St. Gregory the Great. He received the award of "Humanisme Chrétien" in 2016 for the book "La famille, les droits de l'homme et la vie éternelle" and the Anton Neuwirth award in 2014.
The European Centre for Law and Justice is an international, Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights in Europe and worldwide. The ECLJ has held special Consultative Status before the United Nations/ECOSOC since 2007.
The ECLJ engages legal, legislative, and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education, and litigation. The ECLJ advocates in particular for the protection of religious freedoms and the dignity of the person with the European Court of Human Rights and other mechanisms afforded by the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and others.
The ECLJ bases its action on "the spiritual and moral values which are the common heritage of European peoples and the true source of individual freedom, political liberty and the rule of law, principles which form the basis of all genuine democracy" (Preamble of the Statute of the Council of Europe).
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