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Dr. LL.M. Manfred NOWAK Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Vienna; Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights, Vienna; Former U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Vienna


since 1973 Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Constitutional Law, International Law and Human Rights, Law School, University of Vienna
1987-1989 Director, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht University
1989-2001 Professor of Law, Austrian Academy of Public Administration, Vienna
1996-2003 Judge, Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
1993-2006 United Nation Expert on Enforced Disappearances, Geneva
2004-2010 United Nation Special Rapporteur on Torture, Geneva
since 2012 Vice-Chair of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, Vienna
 Visiting Professor at the Universities of Lund, Sweden (2002, 2003), Venice (2004), Geneva (2008, 2009), Stanford (2014)


Founder and Co-Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Vienna, since 1992
International Commission of Jurists, Geneva, since 1995
Vice-President of the Austrian United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-Commission, since 2010
Scientific Director, Vienna Master of Arts in Human Rights, since 2012
OMV Advisory Board for Resourcefulness, Vienna, since 2012
Director of the Research Centre Human Rights, University of Vienna, since 2014


All Human Rights for All - Vienna Manual on Human Rights, Vienna 2012
UN Convention against Torture - CAT Commentary, Oxford, 2008
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - CCPR-Commentary, Kehl/Strasbourg/Arlingon, 2nd ed. 2005
Introduction to the International Human Rights Regime, Leiden/Boston, 2003


UNESCO Prize for the Teaching of Human Rights, 1995
Bruno Kreisky Human Rights Award, 2007
Human Rights Award of the Unversity of Oslo, 2013
Otto Hahn Friedensmedaille in Gold Berlin, 2014