Cristina Sá Costa
Cristina Sá Costa was born in Porto, on 16 September 1970. She is a graduate of the Lisbon University Law School and has a post-graduate degree in Public Law from the Portuguese Catholic University. She attended the Ordem dos Advogados (Portuguese Bar Association) training course. She worked as an adviser to the Ombudsman between 1994 and 2000, having subsequently worked as an Inspector in the Inspectorate General of Justice Services, and as an adviser to the High Authority for the Media. She returned to the Ombudsman’s Office in 2003 as an adviser, participating in activities to promote human rights and international cooperation, as an expert and trainer, as well as in drawing up contributions for international organisations on the national human rights situation. She has been coordinating the International Relations since January 2023.