National Human Rights Institutions

2014 Jan 1 to 2015 December 31: Dhaka, Dhanmondi, Rangpur and Indian enclaves, Bangladesh, Special Advisor for IDLO and UNDP to assist Bangladesh NHRC with law reform reports, UN human rights treaty body shadow reports, training in monitoring, investigation and reporting. Conducted 5 missions to Bangladesh.

2014 May - June: Male, Dhaka and Kathmandu, Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal, Expert Review of Support Modalities for NHRIs in Asia, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

2014 April - present: Dhaka, Bangladesh, Training of Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission on Monitoring, Investigation and Reporting of Extrajudicial Executions, Forced Disappearances and Torture / Legal Reform / Preparation of Shadow Reports to UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies.

2014 January - February: Abuja, Jos, Enugu and Lagos, Nigeria, UNDP International Consultant to train Nigerian NHRC staff in Human Rights Monitoring, Investigation and Reporting, including Training of Trainers.

2013 September - December: Dhaka, Bangladesh, UNDP International Consultant for Bangladesh NHRI Reporting to UN human rights treaty bodies, training of Government / NHRC / NGOs, review of SOPs for case handling.

2013 April 29-30: Lund, Sweden, "The Architecture of HR Protection in the Nordic Countries: NHRIs".

2012 May 17: Moscow, Russia, UNOHCHR International Expert, Workshop on UN Human Rights Mechanisms for Federal and Regional Ombudspersons in the Russian Federation.

2012 March: Kampala, Uganda, UNOHCHR Independent Consultant, Gaps analysis / capacity building, strategic plan and recommendations for management, staff and stakeholders of Uganda Human Rights Commission.

2011 May-July: Geneva, Switzerland, UNOHCHR Independent Consultant - Analytical study on role of national human rights institutions in federal States (85 pages).

2010 September - December: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, IDLO Independent Consultant, trained Ethiopian NHRC on fact-finding, monitoring and reporting for first national human rights status and prisons report.

2005 May 16-18: Beijing, China, Workshop on National Human Rights Institutions, RWI.

2001 December 17-19: Seoul, Korea, UNESCO and the Asia-Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding, "The UN Human Rights System and the New National Human Rights Commission".