Secretary General

Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland is the 13th Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General has the overall responsibility for the strategic management of the Organisation. Mr. Jagland was elected in September 2009.  In June 2014, he was re-elected, and his second term in office commenced on October 1, 2014.

The former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Norway, Thorbjørn Jagland, aged 63, was also the President of the Storting (Norwegian Parliament) and the leader of the Norwegian Labour Party. He is currently the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize.


Opinion articles 2012

ECHR ruling can lead to an excellent outcome for all but the extremists

2012-02-15T08:55:00 ("Financial Times"),  15 février 2012, Sir, "Those who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor...