Director responsible for Fundamental rights and Union citizenship in the Directorate-General Justice of the European Commission
Paul F. NEMITZ is the Director for Fundamental rights and Union
citizenship in the Directorate
-General for Justice and Consumers of the
European Commission. The free movement of people in Europe, data
protection, fight against hate speech and racism and rights of the child
are key responsibilities of his Directorate.
Before joining the Directorate
-General for Justice, Nemitz held posts in the Legal Service of the European Commission, the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Development Cooperation and in the Directorates General for Trade, Transport and Maritime Affairs.
Nemitz has extensive experience as litigator of the European
Commission before the European Court of Justice and has published
widely on EU law.
He is visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges.
Nemitz studied Law at Hamburg University. He passed
the state examinations for the Judiciary and for a short time was a teaching
assistant for Constitutional Law and the Law of the Sea at Hamburg
He obtained a Master of Comparative Law from George Washington
University Law School in Washington,
D.C., where he was a Fulbright grantee. He also passed the first and second cycle of the Strasburg Faculty for comparative law.