Gerald Nagler

Gerald Nagler was founder and executive director, and later chairman, of the Swedish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights (now Civil Rights Defenders). He has worked on human rights issues and supported and co-operated with NGOs in building civil societies in repressive countries in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe for 25 years. Gerald has initiated many human rights projects especially on independent media, the Rule of Law and minority conflicts. Before 1982 he was CEO of an international trading company.