Michèle Coninsx heads up the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee

08/09/2017

The Belgian lawyer Michèle Coninsx is to lead the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee. UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Coninsx, who currently serves as President of Eurojust, to take over from the Frenchman Jean-Paul Laborde.

Michèle Coninsx is the new director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee at the United Nations. The committee is a body within the UN Security Council. Its first priority is to monitor the counter-terror measures taken by the various members of the United Nations and to help them to carry out those measures.

Coninsx is currently still President of Eurojust, the European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit in The Hague. She is also involved in chairing the counter-terrorism team. As a graduate of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), she was previously a Prosecutor at the Public Prosecutors Office of Brussels, where she specialised in terrorism and organised crime.

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