Catherine Lalumiere


Catherine Lalumière born Rennes, France August 3, 1936. Secretary General Council of Europe 1989-94; Vice President European Movement International.


"The State should be the principal custodian of human rights; its role is to respect and enforce those rights. But experience teaches us that it can be not only the protector, but also the gravedigger of human rights." (July 1993, UN Human Rights Conference, Vienna; photo Jean Monnet Foundation)