Isabel Santos (Portugal) was elected Chair of the Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions at the 2013 Annual Session in Istanbul and has been re-elected twice.
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 and is Vice-Chair of the Committee on Labour and Social Security.
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.