Francois Zimeray

Francois Zimeray is an international lawyer who served as Ambassador of France at the Human Rights Council and has played a part in the UPR process.

He has also been a member of the European Parliament, where he sat on the Legal Affairs Committee and contributed to the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. He was later French Ambassador to Denmark, where in 2015 he survived a brutal terrorist incident at a meeting expressing support for cartoonists and human rights activists in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Ambassador Zimeray returned to private legal practice in 2018, where he advises public and private sector clients on complex international disputes.


Concluding Remarks with Francois Zimeray

Francois Zimeray, international lawyer who has served as Ambassador of France to the UN Human Rights Council, addresses the 1st Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks   Nazanin Afshin-Jam: I’d like to present to you ambassador Francois Zimeray. He’s the