FRAME Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies

Advisory Board

FRAME is supported by a Scientific Advisory Board composed of internationally renowned external experts who will provide intellectual guidance and feedback on the scientific aspects of the project.



Ms. Véronique Arnault studied English literature and international relations in France and England. She started her career in 1980 as a diplomat for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1983 she joined the European Commission where she was of a team managing the enlargement of the Union with Spain and Italy in the area of fisheries. In 1986, she joined the Commission’s Directorate-General for External Relations, first working on the EU’s trade relations with the United States and Japan, and later becoming Head of Unit for ‘Analysis and Planning’ where she was involved in preparing the G7/G8 Summits. Between 1999 and 2008, she was deputy head of cabinet for the Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection and subsequently worked in the DG. In 2008 she was appointed director of ‘Multilateral Relations and Human Rights’ at the DG External Relations. In 2011, she became the first director of the Human Rights and Democracy directorate within the newly established European External Action Service. Ms. Arnault retired in November 2013 and still closely follows EU human rights policies.


Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade is a Brasilian judge on the International Court of Justice, based in The Hague (Den Haag), Netherlands, a position he has held since 6 February 2009. Prior to his appointment to the World Court, he was president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and has had several positions in important international organizations. Cançado Trindade is also professor at Utrecht University's Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and his professional appointments and academic titles include those of Professor of International Relations and International Law at the University of Brasilia and at the Diplomatic Academy Rio Branco of Brazil. He holds LL.D. and LL.B in International Law from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Trindade has been a lecturer at the Hague Academy of International Law, the OAS Inter-American Juridical Committee’s Courses, the International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg) and at the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (San José, Costa Rica) and visiting professor at various universities in the US


Jan Egeland is deputy executive director of Human Rights Watch and the director of its European operations. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, he was the executive director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. As UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator from 2003 to 2006, Egeland helped reform the global humanitarian response system and organized the international response to the Asian Tsunami, and crises from Darfur to the Democratic Republic of Congo and to Lebanon. In 2006, Time magazine named him one of the 100 “people who shape our world.” From 1999 to 2002, he was the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Colombia, and from 1990 to 1997 he was State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has 30 years of experience in international work with human rights, humanitarian situations, and conflict resolution. Additionally, he was among the initiators of the peace negotiations that led to the Oslo Accords between Israel and Palestine Liberation Organization in 1993. His academic career is equally extensive. Currently visiting professor at the University of Stavanger, Egeland holds a MA in Political Science, University of Oslo and has been Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and fellow at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.


Andreas Føllesdal is Professor of Political Philosophy at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. His positions include those of: Principal Investigator at the European Research Council - Advanced Grant MultiRights 2011-2016 on the Legitimacy of Multi-Level Human rights Judiciary; and Director of PluriCourts, a Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order. Following completion of Ph.D. in Philosophy at Harvard University in 1991, Føllendal published in the field of political philosophy, mainly on issues of international political theory, globalisation/Europeanisation, Human Rights, and Socially Responsible Investing.


Jonas Grimheden is Head of Sector “Access to justice” at the Freedoms and Justice Department of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. His areas of expertise with respect to the FRA’s work include: international human rights law with a focus on international procedures and mechanisms; national human rights institutions; indicators and fundamental rights. He previously worked for several years as a researcher and lecturer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute at Lund University, and also served as Deputy Head of the Academic Department at the Institute. He has taught and researched law at universities in the USA, Japan and China and was national director in representation of Lund University within the European Master’s Programme on Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) developed by EIUC. He studied law, and is the co-editor of the book ‘International Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms’. He has published numerous articles on human and fundamental rights, as well as in the field of comparative law.
Mónica del Carmen Serrano Carreto


Mónica del Carmen Serrano Carreto is a former Research Fellow and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London; a former Research Associate, IISS; and a former MacArthur Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, Oxford University. From 2008 to 2011 she was the Executive Director for the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Currently, she is a Professor of International Relations at the Colegio de México and also a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies, Oxford University. Mónica del Carmen Serrano Carreto is a Member of the Editorial Board for Global Responsibility to Protect and Conflict, Security and development. She has written extensively on international security, and the international relations of Latin America, with particular reference to international institutions, human rights, security, transnational crime and civil-military relations. She is the author and editor of numerous publications, including: Human Rights Regimes in the Americas (2010), and Mexico’s Security Failure: Collapse into Criminal Violence (2011).
Françoise Tulkens


Baroness Françoise Tulkens is former Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights. She was a member of the Court between 1998 and 2012, Section President between 2007 and 2012 and Vice-President between February 2011 and September 2012. She is currently a member of the Human Rights Advisory Panel of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, and Professor of Human Rights at the Université catholique de Louvain. Her expertise is particularly relevant for FRAME, as it assesses how the relationship of the EU with institutions such as the ECHR and the UN can be geared towards promoting human rights within and beyond itself, and how the EU can ensure human rights protection in the realms of its justice, freedom and security policies.
Toby Vogel


Toby Vogel is a political reporter at European Voice, an independent newsweekly on EU affairs, where he has also covered foreign policy, trade and development. He was previously an editor with Transitions Online (, a news magazine on the former Communist world, and a regular contributor to RFE/RL's "Newsline". Before becoming a journalist, Vogel worked in management and advisory roles with the International Rescue Committee and the UN Development Programme, primarily in New York and Sarajevo. Vogel is a co-founder and senior associate of the Democratization Policy Council in Washington, DC, and Berlin; an associate of the Council for a Community of Democracies; and a fellow of the 21st Century Trust. He was educated at the University of Zurich (MA, philosophy, 1995) and completed his PhD coursework in politics at the New School for Social Research (MA, 1998). In 2003, Vogel was an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation research fellow on security and humanitarian action at City University of New York.


Abiodun Williams is the recently appointed President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice. The Hague Institute was established in 2011 and is a think tank on issues related to global justice. The Institute seeks to analyze and develop practical solutions for sustainable peace, development and security. Abiodun Williams served as Senior Vice President of the Center for Conflict Management at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC where he led USIP activities in conflict zones, such as Libya, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Abiodun Williams has also had a successful career at the United Nations and in academia. He has held faculty positions at a number of schools, including Georgetown University and Tufts University.