Sir Graham Watson
Former Member of European Parliament for the South West of England and Gibraltar; President, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
BiographySir Graham Robert Watson is a British Politician. Since 1994, he has served as a Member of the European Parliament for South West England, the leader of the Group of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party and also the first leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. Since 2011, he has been the President of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party. Sir Watson served on two committees: the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy and the Committee on Budgets, and acted as whip for the ELDR group until 1996. Currently, Sir Watson is a full member of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET), Chair of the European Parliament's delegation for relations with India and a member of the Parliament's delegation for relations with China.
In addition, he is a highly regarded human rights campaigner and has campaigned against authoritarian regimes, the human rights record of Russia and Azerbaijan as well as taking up the cause for Northern Cyprus to be granted additional freedoms from the Greek government. Watson was knighted in the 2011 Birthday Honours for political and public service.
“Sustainable Environment and International Law”A Lecture by Sir Graham Watson, Member of European Parliament for the South West of England and Gibraltar; President, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
The Strasbourg Conference on International Law & Human Rights 2014
(Strasbourg; April 14th - 16th, 2014)