Anne Brasseur

Anne Brasseur is a Luxembourgish former President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Brasseur was elected President in January 2014. Prior to her election, she was President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and President of the Committee on Culture, Science and Education.

She has been Rapporteur for 15 reports, including on “The religious dimension of intercultural dialogue”, “Political transition in Tunisia” and “The Protection and reinforcement of the human rights of refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe”.

In Luxembourg, she was a Member of the Chamber of Deputies from 1979 to 1999 and then again from 2004. She was Minister of Education and Sport from 1999 to 2004, Echevin (Vice-Mayor) of the city of Luxembourg from 1982 to 1999 and 2005 to 2009, and Municipal Counsellor of the city of Luxembourg from 1976 to 1981.

She is a former President of the Association of Liberal Women of Luxembourg and a volunteer for various charity organisations.

Since 2016, she has served on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights; the Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism; and the Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World.

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Presentation of Geneva Summit 2016 Women’s Rights Award with Anne Brasseur

Anne Brasseur, former President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, awards Vian Dakhil and Dr. Jan Ilhan Kizilhan the Geneva Summit Women’s Rights Award at the 8th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. On the threat of