Hans Gerald Nagler was born on December 10, 1929 in Vienna and is an Austrian-Swedish businessman and human rights activist.
During his career, integrated into different organizations, he defended the raising of awareness about human rights violations. As a co-founder of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights, Nagler led this organization between 1982 and 1992, in Vienna.
From 1992 to 2004, he founded and led the Swedish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, renamed Civil Rights Defenders.
Nagler is a member of International Board of Austrian Service Abroad, of Media Development Loan Found, and an honorary chairman of the Council for Civil Rights Defenders. On 18 October 2011, he received the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art from the Republic of Austria.
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