The Board

The Global Campus Alumni renewed its Board in November 2016.

The current elected Board Members are:

Adebayo Okeowo, HRDA graduate

Pretoria (South Africa)

Adebayo is currently undertaking his PhD in International Criminal Law with a focus on mass atrocities and accountability. He works at the Centre for Human Rights as both Advocacy Coordinator and Alumni Coordinator for the HRDA Masters programme. He has worked with several international and local organisations for the last seven years, including Global Rights, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Global Integrity, and SERAC. His expertise revolves round areas of law and digital media, socio-economic rights, as well as business and human rights. He is a DAAD Scholar and the founder of White Code Centre – an organisation creatively using multimedia to inspire social change and educate on issues of human rights.

Kersty McCourt, E.MA graduate

Brussels (Belgium)

Over the last ten years Kersty has specialised in access to justice work with a particular focus on post-conflict transitions, criminal justice reform and access to legal aid. She was head of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) in Rwanda from 2005 and she then continued to work for DIHR on access to justice programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. For the last five years she has worked for the Open Society Justice Initiative heading advocacy efforts on pretrial justice and working to ensure a rights and justice focus within the EU’s internal and external policies. She has contributed as an expert to new standards on criminal justice and helped foster a number of regional communities of practice.

Annabel Boud, APMA graduate

London (UK)

Annabel is the President of the Asia Pacific Masters Alumni (APMA) association having graduated from the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation programme at the University of Sydney in 2012. Now based in London, Annabel works for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission supporting the delivery of international development scholarship and fellowship programmes funded by the UK’s Department for International Development. Annabel has worked in higher education in Australia and the Fiji Islands and her academic interests include the Rights-based Approach to Social Policy and Indigenous Rights.

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