João Manuel Da Silva MiguelPresident of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE), is National Member for Portugal at Eurojust in the Hague (The Netherlands) since February 2010.

Just before joining Eurojust, he had a career in international criminal justice and human rights.

He started in 1979 as Deputy District Prosecutor at first instance tribunals.

From 1989 to 2000, he served as Deputy District Prosecutor and District Prosecutor in the Office of the Prosecutor General of Portugal.

After that, already as deputy prosecutor general, he served as member of the Consultative Council of the Prosecution General’s Service, and as Agent of the Government for Portugal to the European Court of Human Rights and to the Committee of Human Rights of the United Nations.

He also served as member of the Portuguese delegation to the preparatory commission and the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries for the International Criminal Court.

Mr Da Silva Miguel is the author of various publications in the field of international criminal justice, human rights and about the organisation and missions of the public prosecution service.