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Commissioners for Human Rights
15 October 1999

First Human Rights Commissioner

Spain Spain

Former Spanish Ombudsman Alvaro Gil Robles made his mark as the first Human Rights Commissioner, shaping the office and building its reputation at international level. He was particularly active in ensuring human rights protection in the aftermath of the second Chechen conflict, in advocating for better conditions in prison, and in promoting minority rights.