Ursula Plassnik


Ursula Plassnik born Klagenfurt, Austria May 23, 1956. Austrian Foreign Minister, 2004-08; European delegate to reform of UN Human Rights Committee. Led negotiations on Croatia and Turkey's admission to European Union; as President of European Assembly, brought all members back to unity talks, 2005.


"The fight against terrorism must, therefore, be carried out with full respect for human rights and the rule of law." (June 19, 2006 speech to UN; photo Wikipedia)