The FRA’s Founding Regulation states that the Agency shall be headed by a Director, appointed by the Management Board for a period of five years. This term may be extended once for not more than three years.

Morten Kjaerum, FRA Director

Morten Kjaerum was appointed as Director of the FRA in 2008 for a period of five years.The Agency's Management Board subsequently extended the contract for another three years, with effect from 1 June 2013.

  • Before joining the FRA, Mr Kjaerum served as the founding Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights. 
  • Mr Kjaerum has been a member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the President of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.
  • As FRA Director, he is currently chairing the network of EU Agencies.
  • He has written extensively on issues relating to human rights, in particular on refugee law, the prohibition of racial discrimination, and the role of national human rights institutions. 

Declaration of interest - Morten Kjaerum (Dec 2013)

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