Philippe TEXIER
Nationality France
Committee Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Date First Elected 01/01/1987
Date Term Expires 12/31/2012
Position on Committee Committee member
Professional Background 1966-1967: Technical cooperation in Colombia:
Technical Cooperation Attaché at the Embassy of France in Bogota; gave a course on the history of political ideas at the Escuela Superior de Administración Pública
1967-1970: Ecole nationale de la magistrature
1970-1971: Examining judge in Chalons-sur-Marne
1971-1972: Deputy to the Procureur de la République in Marseille
1972-1977: Examining judge in Marseille
1978-1983: Examining judge in Paris
1977-1979: Director of the Judicial Division at the Ecole nationale d’administration et de magistrature, Cameroon
1983-1984: Technical Adviser to the Secretary of State for the Family, Population and Immigrant Workers
1984-1985: Vice-President of the Tribunal de grande instance of Paris
1985-1988: President of the Tribunal de grande instance of Melun
1988-1991: President of the Tribunal de grande instance of Evry
1988-1990: Expert indépendent de la Commission des droits de l'homme pour Haïti
1991: Director of the Human Rights Division of ONUSAL (United Nations Mission in El Salvador)
1992-1996: Presiding judge at the Cour d’appel of Paris
1996: Judge to the Cour de cassation (Social division)

1976-1995: Numerous human rights missions in South America, Central America, Africa and Asia, as a consultant of the United Nations Centre for Human Rights or on behalf of non-governmental organizations
1983-1987: Represented the French Government as an expert on the Sessional Working Group of Governmental Experts on the Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
1987-1995: Expert member of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; re-elected for 4 years in 1988, and again in 1992; re-elected in 1996 and 2000
1984-present: Member of the National Advisory Commission to the Prime Minister on Human Rights
Educational Background
Current occupation
LanguageFrench (Français), Español (Spanish), English
Working LanguageF, S, E
Date of birth: 24 May 1941, Chairperson since May 2007