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Mr Andres B. Munoz Mosquera

Mr. Andrés B. Muñoz Mosquera is one of the three NATO senior legal advisors. Mr. Muñoz Mosquera joined NATO in year 2000 as a civilian and he is the NATO Commander's Legal Advisor (Director of the ACO/SHAPE Office of Legal Affairs) since 2014. He served in the Spanish Armed Forces in two cavalry regiments as secretario de causas (case officer/paralegal) and tank commander until 1991. From 1991 to 1999 he worked at the Spanish CHOD as a permanent member of the Spanish inter-ministerial delegation before the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). He has been dual-hatted legal advisor for the NAEW Commander and for the NSHQ. Mr. Muñoz runs trust funds/mobilization of resources programs since 1991 with the ITU and with NATO.

In 1994 he deployed in Bosnia i Herzegovina with UNPROFOR and performed press information duties for General Rose. He was involved in the negotiation of anti-sniping agreements and exchange of prisoners and corpses in the area of Sarajevo. In years, 1997 and 1998 he was assigned for the identification and collection of evidence of war crimes committed between 1991-1995. He is has been involved in Rule of Law matters since year 2000 for the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and most recently in a pro-bono for Jordan and access to justice.

Mr. Muñoz Mosquera is author of several publications relating to international law and international relations. He was visiting professor of the UNICIT in Nicaragua. He lectures in high education centres. He is a member of the Society of the Military Law and Law of War, the Madrid Bar Association, and the Asociacion Espanola de Fundraising. He is also a CCB European Lawyer.

He holds a honoris causa Master in International Relations from UNICIT and is an Honor Gradute for his academic achievement at the Keesler Technical Centre, USA. He holds the Madrid Bar Award for his works on Legal Resilience. Mr. Muñoz Mosquera has been awarded several decorations, among them: the NATO meritorious medal, and the French Republic medal of the Ex-Yusgolavie. He is Caballero de la Orden de San Hermenegildo.

Mr. Muñoz Mosquera is a graduate from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts) and from the NATO Defence College (GFOAC). He is a PhD candidate at the Leiden University.
Updated February 2021

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