Authors

The following people contributed to this blog. Affiliations were correct at the time of writing (between June 2011 and February 2012):

Ghanim Al-Najjar is a professor of Political Sciences at Kuwait University and a renowned scholar of the Middle East. He is a human rights activist and a voice for democracy and political reform in his region.
Pierre Bayenet graduated from the University of Lausanne in 2000. He obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at King's College, London, in 2001. After an internship at the Amnesty International UN Office in Geneva and following his legal training, he was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2004 and founded his law firm in 2005.
Alys graduated from Cambridge University in 2009 and with an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS, University of London in 2010. Since then she has been gathering experience in the fields of gender, refugees and human rights, working with organisations including Minority Rights Group International, Fahamu Refugee Project and UNRWA.
Claude Cahn is the Human Rights adviser at the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Moldova.
Susan Divald recently completed her Masters (MPhil) in European Politics at the University of Oxford. She has an interest in migration, minority rights, and human rights advocacy, and has previously interned at the Global Policy Forum in New York.
Kate Donald is Research Fellow at the International Council on Human Rights Policy.
Ashley Drew is a 2011 Research Intern at the International Council on Human Rights Policy. She recently graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with a masters in International Studies.
Rosalind Eyben is one of the co-convenors of the Big Push Forward. She has been a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies where she is a member of the Participation, Power and Social Change team where she works on power and relations in the international aid system. She was previously employed by the UK Department for International Development and before that as consultant and adviser to the ILO, FAO and other United Nations agencies..
Chris Gruenberg is a feminist lawyer. He studied law and public policy at the University of Buenos Aires, Universidad de Chile and Harvard. His work seeks to challenge the androcentric bias and hetero-patriarchal violence that characterises the design and implementation of public policies. He was also a lead writer and researcher on the ICHRP reports on corruption and human rights.
Sabrina Lambat is a researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) where she works in climate change adaptation. She has worked on adaptation decision-making tools, migration, conflict, capital flight, human rights as well as the knowledge sharing collaboration platform www.weADAPT.org.
Cailean MacLean is a 2011 Research Intern at the International Council on Human Rights Policy. He recently graduated from the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies with an LL.M. in International Law and Relations.
Arshad Mahmood is the Executive Director of Pakistan’s Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC). Mr. Mahmood holds a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics (LSE). Mr. Mahmood is also a member of the Child Rights Steering Committee established under the Federal Ombudsman Order 1983.
Paula Mendez Keil is a 2011 Research Intern at the International Council on Human Rights Policy. She is currently completing a Master’s in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
Vijay Nagaraj is the Executive Director of International Council on Human Rights Policy.
Carly Nyst is a human rights lawyer and research associate at the International Council on Human Rights Policy. She provides research assistance to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Currently, she is working on issues related to the penalisation of poverty and access to justice.
Deborah Padfield is a benefits adviser at Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau, specialising in work with people with severe and enduring mental health conditions, chronic pain and substance abuse. She has previously lived and worked with people with similar problems in the east end of London and is a former editor of The Friend, the Quaker weekly.
Emile Parrotta is a teacher of human rights and English based in Eastern Europe. He recently graduated from the London School of Economics with a masters in Human Rights.
Anna Piekarzewski is a law student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and a past intern at the International Council on Human Rights Policy. Her current research interests include privacy, information technologies and civil liberties, particularly as they relate to criminal and national security law.
Roy M. Poses MD is a physician who is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Alpert Medical School, Brown University, President of the Foundation for Integrity and Responsibility in Medicine, and chief blogger on Health Care Renewal.
Miguel Pulido Jiménez is the Executive Director of Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación, A. C. (Mexico). Fundar recently co-published the Spanish translation of the ICHRP´s report “Integrating Human Rights in the Anti-Corruption Agenda: Challenges, Possibilities and Opportunities”.
Jemma Rowe is a solicitor in Sydney, Australia and Co-Vice Chair of the New South Wales Young Lawyers Human Rights Committee. She has been actively involved in lobbying for a full and independent inquiry into the details surrounding Australia's involvement in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Tom Sanderson is a freelance researcher, and volunteer campaigner with End Child Detention Now. He currently works for City University London.
Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona is the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights and Research Director at the International Council on Human Rights Policy.
Antonina Vikhrest has recently completed an LLM in International Law of Human Rights and Criminal Justice at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She is currently interning with the International Commission of Jurists and their Women's Human Rights Program, and has previously completed a study visit with the Council of Europe and worked with a woman's rights NGO in central Mexico.
Johanna Westeson is currently the Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights. She is based in Stockholm, Sweden. 
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