Party affiliation: Socialist Party - Flemish Wing
Local councillor, Antwerp, 1984-1988. Coopted Senator, since 1988. Member, senate commissions on foreign relations, foreign trade, justice, revision of the constitution for institutional reform and settlement of conflict, defence, credentials.
Deputy chair, senate commission on naturalisation. Member, SP party office. Member, general council and federation office, Antwerp.
Student at the bar of Antwerp, 1958. Lawyer, bar of Antwerp, since 1962. Honorary deputy justice of the peace of the canton Berchem.
Chair, Flemish conference, bar of Antwerp, 1973-1974. Member, high council for penal policy, 1983-1986. Stafhouder (chair) of the order of lawyers of Antwerp, 1984-1986.
Former member, commission for help to victims of deliberate acts of violence. Member, management committee, Integan. Deputy chair, Belgian - Luxembourg criminal law union.
Member, advisory committee, VZW museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst (MUHKA) (museum for modem art).