Maud de Boer-Buquicchio
|Maud de Boer-Buquicchio|
December 28, 1944 |
|Education||1963-65: French language and literature studies
1965-69: Law studies
|Alma mater||Leiden University|
|Occupation||Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography; Former Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe|
|Board member of||International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children|
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio (born December 28, 1944), a Dutch jurist, is the UN's Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. She previously served as Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe since 2002. She retired from the Council of Europe in 2012 and has been succeeded by Ms. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni.
De Boer-Buquicchio was born in Hoensbroek, Netherlands, and studied French language and literature and later law at Leiden University. She specialized in international relations and labor law, obtaining her degree in 1969 with a thesis on the equality of treatment between women and men under European Community law.
De Boer-Buquicchio joined the Council of Europe in 1969, and joined the legal Secretariat of the European Commission of Human Rights. She later worked in a variety of positions in the Council of Europe system, including in the Private Office of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and as Deputy Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights. She was elected Deputy Secretary General in 2002, and reelected in 2007.
De Boer-Buquicchio is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), a global nonprofit organization that combats child sexual exploitation, child pornography, and child abduction.
She was elected President of Missing Children Europe in 2013, a position she took over from former Advocate General at the European Court of Justice, Sir Francis Jacobs.
De Boer-Buquicchio is married and has two sons.
- "Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General : Biography". The Council of Europe. Archived from the original on 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- "Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General : Curriculum Vitae". The Council of Europe. Archived from the original on 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- "ICMEC Board Members". icmec.org.