Jan Kleijssen

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Jan Kleijssen
Jan Kleijssen.jpg
Born
Johannes Petrus Antonius

1958
Almelo, The Netherlands
CitizenshipDutch
EducationInternational Law (LLM )
Alma materUtrecht State University
Carleton University
OccupationDirector of Information Society - Action against Crime of the Council of Europe
OrganizationCouncil of Europe’s
AwardsCategory:Order of Saint Agatha


Jan Kleijssen
Jan Kleijssen.jpg
Born1958
Almelo, The Netherlands
OccupationDirector of Information Society - Action against Crime of the Council of Europe
OrganizationCouncil of Europe
HonoursCavaliere Ufficiale' in the Order of St Agatha, San Marino in 2003

Jan (Johannes Petrus Antonius) Kleijssen (born in 1958 in Almelo, The Netherlands) is Director of Information Society - Action against Crime of the Council of Europe.[1]. He is also the Chair of the Council of Europe’s Disciplinary Board and the Council of Europe Internet Governance Coordinator[2].

Education

Jan Kleijssen studied International Law at Utrecht State University (LLM in 1981) and International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa (MA 1982). He did military service as a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Besides his mother tongue Dutch, he is fully fluent in English, French, German and Italian.

Professional career

Jan Kleijssen joined the Council of Europe in 1983 as a Lawyer with the European Commission of Human Rights. In 1987, he was appointed to the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly and was Secretary to the Political Affairs Committee from 1990 to 1999.

He then served as the Director of the Secretary General's Private Office until 2004 and subsequently as Director in the Parliamentary Assembly and Special Advisor to the President.

In 2006 he moved to the Directorate General of Human Rights and was Director of Standard-setting until 2011 when he was appointed to his current function of Director of Information Society - Action against Crime, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law[1].

His Directorate carries out standard-setting, monitoring and co-operation activities on a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Freedom of expression
  • Data protection
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet governance
  • Cybercrime
  • Terrorism
  • Criminal law
  • Fighting corruption and money laundering

Moreover, he has been Chair of the Council of Europe’s Disciplinary Board since 2015, and Council of Europe Internet Governance Coordinator since 2018.

In May 2018, the Secretary General appointed Kleijssen to lead the work on the proposals for the future of the Council of Europe following the Elsinore Ministerial Session[3]. These served as a basis for the Ministerial Session in Helsinki in May 2019[4], celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe.

He is also a regular speaker at international and national events and in the media on the topics of human rights, criminal law and technology regulation. He is Fellow of Salzburg American Seminar and Wilton Park Conference (United Kingdom), founder member of URIOS[5] (Utrecht International Law Study Association) and member of International Commission of Jurists (NJCM – Dutch section).

Recognition

Onalytica, a marketing software platform, in July 2019 included Jan Kleijssen among the Top 100 influencers on the regulation of new technologies[6]

Kleijssen was made 'Cavaliere Ufficiale' in the Order of Saint Agatha, San Marino in 2003.

Works

  • “Mensenrechtenmens. In gesprek met Jan Kleijssen”, NJCM-Bulletin, Jaargang 43; nummer 4, 2018[7]
  • Pour que chaque enfant compte : Améliorer la collecte de données sur les enfants de parent détenu, European Journal of Parental Imprisonment, 2017[8]
  • “Una Internet Centrada en los Derechos Humanos y en las Personas – La perspectiva del Consejo de Europa” Nueva Revista N° 145, November 2013[9]
  • “Protecting Internet freedom – A pressing challenge” in ‘Synergy Magazine’ of the European Law Students’ Association, n° 52 II-2012[10]
  • “Council of Europe standard-setting in the human rights field”, Netherlands Magazine for Human Rights/NJCM Bulletin, November/December 2010
  • No Peace without Human Rights: The Council of Europe and Conflict Prevention", in: "The European Union and Conflict Prevention", by T.M.C. Asser Press (Editors V. Kronenberger and J. Wouters) October 2004
  • "International Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms" Essays in honour of Jakob Th. Möller, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Human Rights Library, volume 7 (2001)
  • "Political monitoring of obligations within the Council of Europe", Netherlands Magazine for Human Rights/NJCM Bulletin, July/August 1997
  • Regular contributions (5-6 times per year) to 'Nederlands Juristenblad' (Netherlands Law Gazette) on Commission case-law (1983-1987)
  • "International security and national interests: a conceptual analysis", 'International Spectator', June 1983, vol XXXVIII, n° 6

Relevant links

  • Biography of Jan Kleijssen on the Council of Europe’s website[11]
  • M. Ermert, Künstliche Intelligenz 2020: Ethik für KI ist gut, Gesetze zur KI-Regulierung sind besser?, Heise online, 26 December 2019[12]
  • A. Moreaux, L’Europe en ordre de marche contre la cybercriminalié, Affiches parisiennes, 21 November 2019[13]
  • ALLAI, Responsible AI Conference, 7 October 2019[14]
  • Journalism Definition Extends in Web for Pluralism, EuroFora, 20 March 2019[15]
  • Cadeaus, declaraties, bijbanen: 'Kamerleden van buitenaf controleren', NOS, 17 December 2018[16]
  • El ciberterrorismo puede ser más demoledor que el que se ejerce con armas, SUR, 21 September 2017[17]
  • Le trafic d’organes en plein essor, Arte, 13 October 2015[18]
  • M. Verdier, En Europe, la traque internationale contre le trafic d’organes s’organise, La Croix, 31 March 2015[19]

In the media

External link

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Information Society and Action against Crime Directorate". Human Rights and Rule of Law. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  2. "Council of Europe Strategy". Freedom of Expression. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  3. "128th Session of the Committee of Ministers". Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  4. "129th session of the Committee of Ministers". Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  5. "Utrecht study association for International and European law - Urios". Retrieved 2020-02-24.
  6. Nazarchevici, Nadia (2019-07-23). "RegTech: Top 100 Influencers". Onalytica. Retrieved 2020-02-24.
  7. "Navigator | Dé website voor de jurist en fiscalist". www.navigator.nl (in Nederlands). Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  8. Kleijssen, Jan (2017). Enfants de parent détenu : il est temps d’agir ! (PDF). European Journal of Parental Imprisonment. p. 6.
  9. Kleijssen, Jan (2013-11-29). "Una Internet centrada en los derechos humanos y en las personas. La perspectiva del consejo de Europa". Nueva Revista (in español). Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  10. Kleijssen, Jan. "Protecting Internet Freedom - A pressing challenge". of the European Law Students’ Association. n° 52 II-2012: 8–10.
  11. "Jan Kleijssen Director - Speeches, interviews and articles". Human Rights and Rule of Law. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  12. "Künstliche Intelligenz 2020: Ethik für KI ist gut, Gesetze zur KI-Regulierung sind besser?". Tipps & Tricks (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  13. affiches-parisiennes.com. "L'Europe en ordre de marche contre la cybercriminalité". Affiches Parisiennes (in français). Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  14. "RAI Conference". ALLAI. 2019-08-25. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  15. "CoE Information Society Director Kleijssen to EF: Journalism Definition Extends in Web for Pluralism". www.eurofora.net. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  16. "Cadeaus, declaraties, bijbanen: 'Kamerleden van buitenaf controleren' | NOS". amp.nos.nl. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  17. "«El ciberterrorismo puede ser más demoledor que el que se ejerce con armas»". Diario Sur (in español). 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  18. "Le trafic d'organes en plein essor". ARTE Info (in français). Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  19. La-Croix.com (2015-03-31). "En Europe, la traque internationale contre le trafic d'organes s'organise". La Croix (in français). Retrieved 2020-03-04.