Political scientist and human rights expert
Holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He has worked as the director of the Latvian Center for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies, the Minister of Special Assignments for Social Integration, and the director of the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the University of Latvia. From 2012 to 2018, he was the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. He was currently the Regional Director for Amnesty International in Europe.