Isabel SantosIsabel Santos (Portugal) was elected Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly at the Tbilisi Annual Session in 2016. She had previously served three years as Chair of the Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions, and before that as Vice-Chair. She also serves as Vice-Chair of the PA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Migration.

Santos was a Member of the Portuguese Parliament from 2005 to 2009 and resumed her service in Parliament in 2011. She is currently a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Portuguese Communities, the Committee on Labour and Social Security, and the Subcommittee on Gender. From 2005 to 2009, she was a member of the Bureau of the Portuguese Parliament.

Santos has participated in numerous OSCE PA election observation missions, including to Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. She served as Head of OSCE PA observers on missions to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the United States. As Chair of the Third Committee, she was particularly active, leading delegations and fact-finding missions to Kazakhstan and Guantanamo Bay, as well as to refugee camps in Rome, Lampedusa, Catania, Czech Republic, and Serbia.