The Defender's deputies

Deputy Defenders of Rights

The Defender of Rights may delegate certain powers within his area of authority to his three deputies, who represent the  institution and are vice-chairmen of the colleges. Chosen for their experience in their field, they are appointed upon the recommendation of the Defender of Rights by the Prime Minister:

  • Geneviève Avenard: defence and promotion of children’s rights;
  • Claudine Angeli-Troccaz: security ethics;
  • Patrick Gohet: combatting discrimination and promoting equality;
  • The post of general delegate for mediation with public services was also created to ensure monitoring of the defence of  rights and freedoms of individuals in their relations with public services. This post is held by Christine Jouhannaud.