The Universal Rights Group is pleased to announce that renowned human rights expert Pablo de Greiff (Colombia) has joined the organisation’s Board of Trustees.
Pablo de Greiff has over 20 years experience in global policy development of country level initiatives to prevent and recover from mass atrocities and human rights violations. His work focuses on drawing together human rights, peace and security, and development approaches.
In his recent post as the first Special Rapporteur on the promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparations, and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence (2012-2018), Dr. de Greiff dealt with several sensitive country situations, including official and advisory visits to Burundi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Uruguay and the United Kingdom.
In 2015 the High Commissioner for Human Rights appointed him concurrently as member of the United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi, which presented its report to the Human Rights Council in September 2016.
Prior to his post as Special Rapporteur, Dr. de Greiff worked as a Director at the International Centre for Transitional Justice and has also enjoyed a long and distinguished academic career.
Speaking of this development, the Chair of the URG Board of Trustees, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed said:
“Pablo de Greiff has held a number of important posts across the UN human rights system, including, recently, being the first UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparations, and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence. In all of these roles, he has proved himself to be one of the world’s leading progressive voices on human rights. I am delighted to welcome him onto the URG Board and look forward to working with him over the years to come.’
More information on the URG’s Board of Trustees can be found here.
Feature photo: Pablo de Greiff, Special Rapporteur on truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence present’s his report during 36th session of the Human Rights Council. 11 September 2017. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
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