Monica Macovei (LEGS '93)
Monica Macovei is a Member of the European Parliament in the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, elected in Romania in 2009. She is the head of the EP Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, a member in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and Budgetary Control (CONT) Committees and a substitute member in the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
In 2012 Monica was ranked first out of 754 MEPs, with 35 laws and reports adopted by the Plenary of the European Parliament. In September 2012, she received "MEP 2012" award for her work in the field of justice and civil liberties.
From 2005 to 2007 Monica served as Romania's Minister of Justice, and has received international recognition and awards for her anti-corruption initiatives and justice reforms that allowed Romania to enter the European Union.
Monica has also served as a legal expert for the Council of Europe and other international organizations, has successfully represented applicants before the European Court of Human Rights, and has published on human rights and judicial matters. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Central European University and of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience. She is also a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, an Eisenhower Fellow, as well as a founding member of Transparency International, Romanian Chapter, and a member of several other NGOs.