European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)



M. Jean-Paul LEHNERS


Membre du Bureau de janvier 2014 à décembre 2015
Vice-Président depuis janvier 2016
Education and academic and other qualifications

University studies in History at the Universities of Strasbourg (France) and Vienna (Austria)

Master’s degree (History), University of Strasbourg, 1973

DPhil (Social and Economic History), University of Vienna, 1973

Professional activities

Research Assistant, Institute for Economic and Social History, University of Vienna, 1973-1975

Secondary school teacher in Luxembourg, 1975-1995

Lecturer, Universities of Trier and Saarbrücken, 1976-1994

Lecturer (1984-1990), Professor (1990-2003), Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg

Administrator of the Department of Letters and Human Sciences, Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg, 1997-2003

Vice-President, Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg, 1999-2003

Vice-Rector, University of Luxembourg, 2003-2007

Professor in Global History, University of Luxembourg, 2003-to date

Project leader of the research project “Partizip 2” funded by the National Research Fund, 2012-2014

Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, University of Luxembourg, 2011-to date

Coordinator of the Human Rights Observatory, University of Luxembourg, 2009-to date

National director, EMA Master in Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice, 1998-to date

Member of the Board of the EIUC, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, 2002-to date

Member of the Advisory Board of the NOHA Master Erasmus Mundus in Humanitarian Action, 2010-to date

President, Commission consultative des droits de l’homme du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, 2006-to date

Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), Council of Europe, 2011-to date

President of the Justice and Peace Commission, Luxembourg, 2008-to date

Member of the Arbeitsgruppe “Menschenwürde und Menschenrechte” (Working group on human dignity and human rights) of the German Justice and Peace Commission, 2010-to date

President of Omega90, the Luxembourg Association for Palliative Care, 1998-2009

Member of the National UNESCO Commission, Luxembourg, 2001-to date

Member of the Scientific Board of CEPS (research centre in human and social sciences), 2010-to date

Member of the Board of the Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies, Luxembourg, 2008-to date

Publications and other works

More than 110 public lectures; more than 60 articles; co-editor of a series of 8 volumes on Globalgeschichte (world history) 1000-2000 (Mandelbaum Verlag, Wien)

Prix Lions awarded in 2001 for activities in the field of human dignity