Committee of Ministers Chairmanship – Poland : November 2004 – May 2005 

Curriculum vitae

Krzysztof Kocel, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the Council of Europe

Personal details

Born 12 October 1950 in Wroclaw
Married, one son

Education

Law degree from the University of Lodz
Doctorate in public international law from the University of Lodz. Subject of the dissertation: “Scope of the humanitarian international law applicable in armed conflicts of a non-international nature”

Professional career

1970-1983 : Assistant lecturer and lecturer at the University of Lodz, Chair of Public International Law and International Relations

1983-1984 : Trainee lawyer

1990-1991: Editor-in-chief of the newspaper “News of the Day”

1991-1992 : Director in the European Integration Office at the Prime Minister’s Chancellery

1992-1994 : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Phnom Penh

1994-1997 : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Hanoi

1997-1998 : Deputy Director of the Asia, Africa and Australia Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1998-2001: Director of the European Institutions and Regional Policy Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Polish representative on the Committee of Senior Officials of the Council of the Baltic Sea States
- Polish representative on the Committee of National Co-ordinators of the Central European Initiative

2001-2004 : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the Council of Europe

Languages

English
French
Russian