Maud de Boer-Buquicchio

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 has served as Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe since 2002. 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 . [1]

De Boer-Buquicchio joined the Council of Europe in 1969, and joined the Legal Secretariat of the European Commission of Human Rights . She worked in a variety of positions in the Council of Europe system, 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. [2]


De Boer-Buquicchio is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), a global nonprofit organization that fights child sexual exploitation , child pornography , and child abduction . [3]

She was elected President of Missing Children Europe in 2013, a position she took over from Advocate General at the European Court of Justice, Sir Francis Jacobs.

Personal life

De Boer-Buquicchio is married and has three

sounds. [2]


  1. Jump up^ „Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General: Biography“ . The Council of Europe. Archived from the original on 2009-07-23 . Retrieved 2009-07-23 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b „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 .
  3. Jump up^ „ICMEC Board Members“ . . Archived from the original on 2015-07-03.