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Jean Zermatten

Committee on the Rights of the Child
Former Chair
Born in Switzerland, Mr. Jean Zermatten a juvenile judge has dedicated his entire professional career in the service of the rights of the child. Mr. Zermatten, an internationally recognized pioneer for his commitment to the study and implementation of juvenile justice, was a member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child from 2005 to 2013. He is also known as the founder of the International Institute for the Rights of the Child in 1995, based in Sion, which has greatly contributed to the promotion of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Institute has an office in Geneva to better collaborate with United Nations agencies and international judicial bodies.