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Director of NATO's Information Office in Moscow

Rolf Welberts

2001 -

1 Jan 1955 Born at Düsseldorf. School from 1961 to 1974.
1974-79 Law studies at Freiburg (Germany), Geneva, London and Tübingen. Internship with the United Nations Narcotic Drugs Division (Geneva). Research assistant to Professor Thomas Oppermann (Tübingen). Juridical state examination (Tübingen).
1979-82 Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and University of Michigan Law School. Research assistant to Professor Eric Stein (Michigan). LL.M. (Michigan). Associate with Alston, Miller and Gaines (Atlanta, Georgia)
1982-84 German Foreign Office training (Bonn)
1984-85 Training officer at the Foreign Office training centre
1985-87 Press officer at the Mission of Germany to the OECD (Paris)
1987-89 Consular, cultural and Olympic Games attaché at Seoul embassy
1989-92 Deputy consul-general, then deputy ambassador in Kiev
1992-95 Desk officer responsible for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova in the Foreign Office‘s political department (Bonn). Member of the OSCE Missions to Moldova (1993) and Georgia (1994-95)
1995-98 Legal adviser to the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations (New York). Member of the German delegation to the Dayton peace talks on Bosnia and Herzegovina (1995). Chairman of the Committee of Experts on Rules of Procedure (1996) and representative in the Sanctions Committee of the Security Council. Vice chairman of the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly (1997-98) and chairman of the Committee’s working group on the International Criminal Court. Member of the German delegation to the Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (Rome 1998)
1998-99 Deputy head of division with responsibility for the Caucasus and Central Asia in the Foreign Office‘s political department (Bonn)
1999-2001 Director of Human Rights and Rule of Law in the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (Pillar III of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo). Acting Director of Election Development (until May 2000). Member of the Kosovo Election Committee. Chairperson of the Kosovo Judicial and Prosecutorial Council. Member of the Advisory Council on Legislative Reform to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations
2001- Director of the NATO Information Office in Moscow

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