Barcelona, ​​June 4. The Catalan Ombudsman, Rafael Ribó, has proposed to the Parliament the appointment of the President of the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia, and member of BPI-ICB, Jaume Saura, as the new General Secretary of the institution to replace Jordi Sánchez, new President of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC).

Mr. Saura it's an accredited international law professor, Jaume Saura has been linked to the Ombudsman since 2010 as a member of the Task Force and coordinator of the Advisory (currently, Catalan Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture) Council of the old Catalan Authority for the Prevention of Torture.

Saura is the author of numerous publications relating to human rights and has participated as an international observer in several elections.

As deputy general shall attend Ribo in the exercise of his office and assume the functions delegated to it, including those relating to the governance of the institution.


As reported by the Ombudsman, Saura will join the office as soon as the Commission of the Catalan Parliament ratified the appointment, as required by law.