Kirsten Roberts: Implementing HRE through Policy and Practice

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Eliot Lyman Room, Longfellow Building,
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Implementing Human Rights Education through Policy and Practice:The example of the Irish Human Rights Commission

a presentation by

Kirsten Roberts

More on the speaker:

Kirsten Robertsis a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School for the 2012/2013 academic year. She is on career break from her position as Acting Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Research, Policy and Promotion of the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC), Ireland's 'A' Status National Human Rights Institution (NHRI).

From 2008 - 2011 Kirsten was coordinator of the 35 member European Group of NHRIs during the IHRC Chairmanship of the European Group. She has spoken widely and written on the topic of NHRIs and has acted as a resource person on NHRIs for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Development Programme. Kirsten has also acted as an independent expert on fundamental rights for the European Commission Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) platform as part of their assistance programme to EU candidate and neighbour countries including in the assessment of NHRIs.

Kirsten’s previous experience has included the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights, European Court of Justice, and Amnesty International.