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Karel Vasak

Karel Vasak

Czech-French international official and university professor
Karel Vasak
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Intro Czech-French international official and university professor
Was Diplomat Professor Educator
From Czech Republic France
Type Academia Politics
Gender male
Birth 26 June 1929, Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovakia
Death 1 May 2015, Strasbourg, France (aged 85 years)
Star sign CancerCancer
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Biography

Karel Vašák (26 June 1929 – 1 May 2015) was a Czech-French international official and university professor.

Vasak was born in Czechoslovakia and later moved to France to study law. He decided to remain there after the Communist coup in Prague in February 1948. He acquired French citizenship and worked for the Council of Europe in several capacities.

In 1969, Vasak became the first Secretary-General of the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, a position which he held until 1980. He served as Director of the Division of Human Rights and Peace and later as Legal Advisor to UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization.

Vasak was the editor of a book called The International Dimensions of Human Rights which was published in 1982 (ISBN 0-313-23394-2).

He died on May 1, 2015.

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