Country Researchers


australia Australia

  • Prof Sarah Joseph
    Director for the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
    Monash University

  • Dr Adam Fletcher
    RMIT University

  • Ms Anna Lochhead-Sperling
    Geneva Academy

brazil Brazil

  • Prof Oscar Vilhena Vieira
    Dean & Professor of Law
    São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas

  • Prof Thiago Amparo
    Professor of Law
    São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas

canada Canada

columbia Colombia

  • Prof Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes
    Formerly director, currently coordinator of Drug Policy Line

czech republic Czech Republic

  • Dr Harald Christian Scheu
    Head of the Department of Public Law and Public Administration
    The CEVRO Institute

  • Dr Jitka Brodská
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Egypt Egypt

estonia Estonia

finland Finland

  • Ms Leena Leikas
    Human Rights Centre
  • Dr Merja Pentikäinen
    Expert on corporate responsibility
    Opinio Juris

india India

  • Mr Miloon Kothari
    Independent Human Rights Expert

iran Iran

  • Ms. Matin Talkhabi
    Head of Working Group on Women’s Rights
    University of Tehran
    Ferdowsi Consulting Legal Advisors
    Legal practice

jamaica Jamaica

  • Ms Tracy Robinson
    Senior Lecturer
    University of West Indies

  • Ms Malene Alleyne
    Human Rights Lawyer
    Caribbean Protection Unit of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Washington DC)

japan Japan

  • Prof Matshuda Hiromichi
    Assistant Professor of Law
    International Christian University

  • Prof Yota Negishi
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Seinan Gakuin University

  • Ms Ayako Hatano
    Doctoral Researcher
    University of Tokyo

mexico Mexico

  • Prof Alejandro Anaya Munoz
    Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE)

  • Prof José Antonio Guevara Bermúdez
    Universidad Iberoamericana

philippines Philippines

  • Arpee Santiago (Atty. Ray Paolo J. Santiago)
    Executive Director
    Human Rights Center (Ateneo De Manila University)
    Secretary General
    Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism

romania Romania

  • Prof Laura-Maria Crăciunean-Tatu
    Accociate Professor
    Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

russia Russia

  • Prof Aslan Abashidze
    Head of the Department of International Law, Law Institute 
    RUDN University
    Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

  • Dr Aleksandra Koneva
    Senior Lecturer, Department of International Law
    People’s Friendship University of Russia

  • Prof Alexander Solntsev
    Deputy Head of the Department of International Law
    RUDN University

Senegal Senegal

  • Dr Ibrahima Kane
    Advocacy Director
    Open Society Foundation

South Africa South Africa

  • Dr Willem Gravett
    Senior Lecturer
    University of Pretoria

  • Mr Foluso Adegalu
    Doctoral Candidate in Law
    University of Pretoria

  • Ms Tessa Mitchell
    Graduate Student
    Geneva Academy

spain Spain

  • Prof Carlos Villán Durán
    Spanish Association for the International Law of Human Rights (AEDIDH)

Zambia Zambia

  • Dr O’Brien Kaaba
    University of Zambia

Affiliate Researchers / Institutions

  • Center for Global Public Law
    Koç University Law School, Istanbul, Turkey

    Prof Basak Çali, Director
  • Human Rights Center
    University of Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

    Prof Shelly Inglis, Executive Director
  • JusGov Research Centre for Justice and Governance
    University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

    Prof A Sofia Pinto Oliviera, Researcher
    Dr Benedita Ferreira da Silva Mac Crorie, Researcher

A meeting of country researchers was held on 28 February and 1March 2019, hosted by the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights at Palais Wilson and Palais des Nations, Geneva.