Fernando Fernández-Arias

Fernando Fernández-Arias has been Director of the Human Rights Office at the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation since 2005. His Office is in charge of planning and executing Spain's human rights foreign policy, bilateral relations, United Nations and multilateral forums, and coordination with civil society organizations.

There is no denying the existence of racism in Europe. We pride ourselves on having advanced democratic systems, a legal framework that protects and guarantees the rights of the individual and a welfare State that supplies basic services to all citizens, equally.