Director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Matteo Mecacci has been Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) since December 2020. Prior to that he spent 7 years as President of the International Campaign for Tibet. He headed the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission to Georgia in 2013 and was a Member of the Italian Parliament, Foreign Affairs Committee and of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly from 2008- 2013. From 2000 to 2008 he was Representative to the United Nations in New York of “No Peace Without Justice” and the “Transnational Radical Party”. He holds a JD in International Law from the University of Florence.