Mark Lattimer: Iraq, Syria and the transformation in human rights practice
Mark Lattimer is the Executive Director of Minority Rights Group International, an NGO in consultative status with the UN which works to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples and to promote cooperation between communities.
Miinority Rights group International works with over 150 partner organisations in over 60 countries worldwide.
Formerly, Lattimer has served as the Communications Director, Amnesty International UK, where he worked on the Pinochet case and edited Amnesty’s annual Human Rights Audit. He is currently a member of the Committee of Reference for Friends Life Stewardship, one of Europe’s largest ethical investment houses.
Mark Lattimer has led a number of international human rights missions to Iraq and to the Democratic Republic of Congo and he is the author or editor of books including: Genocide and Human Rights (Ashgate, 2006); and (with Philippe Sands QC) Justice for Crimes against Humanity (Oxford, Hart, 2003).
Additionally, Lattimer has provided technical consultancy on human rights to UN agencies, including UNDP, UNICEF and UNOHCHR, and is frequently used as an expert by the UN, the Council of Europe, and the OSCE.