Alain Bloch, board member of FIRM/IFDH, has passed away

It is with deep sadness that the Federal Institute for Human Rights has learned of the passing of one of its first board members, former judge Alain Bloch.

After an impressive career at, among others, the Ghent Court of First Instance, the Court of Cassation and the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, he was one of the members of the first board of directors of our institute, in which his commitment now lives on.

Law, justice and the defence of human rights were fundamental to him. We hope to honour his memory by continuing the work he started.

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