Mr. Eamon Gilmore is the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, since 1 March 2019. In February 2021, his mandate was extended for a further two years until 28 February 2023.
The tasks of the Special Representative for Human Rights are to enhance the presence, effectiveness and visibility of EU human rights policy in the EU external actions.
The Special Representative has a broad, flexible mandate, capable of adapting to evolving geopolitical circumstances. The Special Representative works closely with the European External Action Service and other EU institutions, which provide full support to his work.
Mr Eamon Gilmore is a former Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ireland. He had government responsibility for the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, including its core human rights provisions. He is a former OSCE Chairperson-in-Office. Since October 2015, he is also the High Representative's Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process.
Twitter account: @EamonGilmore