Sonia Parayre is a Council of Europe staff member presently working in Strasbourg as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport. Among her activities, she is responsible for coordinating a pan-European programme to promote diversity and combat discrimination in and through sport. This programme covers all grounds of discrimination listed in human rights treaty such as the European Convention on Human Rights, i.e. discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
Sonia Parayre is a French lawyer who joined the Council of Europe in 2000. She was previously co-Secretary of the Secretariat of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and worked in several departments of the Directorate General of Legal Affairs, the Directorate General of Human Rights, the Parliamentary Assembly and the Council of Europe Field Office in Kosovo. Sonia Parayre has lectured in several Universities in Europe, notably the University of Paris Sorbonne, and has written articles in international law and human rights law.