Andrew Forde

Email: andrewforde@gmail.com

PhD Research Topic: “The Application of International Human Rights Law in States with Limited Recognition”

Supervisor: Dr. Kathleen Cavanaugh

Academic Background:

LL.M International Human Rights Law, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
B. Sc. Computer Applications (Information Systems), Dublin City University

Research Interests:

International Human Rights Law, application and compliance; Politics and Law; International Relations; Human Rights and Statehood; Geography and Human Rights; Global Governance

Conferences and Guest Lectures:

Moderator: Western Balkans Regional Conference on Hate Speech, OSCE Mission in Kosovo, June 2014.
Keynote address: Council of Europe Conference on Romani Language Education/Minority Rights, Prizren, Kosovo, March 2014.
Keynote address: 40th Anniversary of the Kosovo Chamber of Advocates, Pristina, Kosovo, 10 June 2013.
Keynote address: Council of Europe Human Rights System; European Youth Parliament Kosovo, October 2012.
Keynote address: Comhlámh International Volunteer Day, Mansion House, Dublin, January 2010.
Guest Lecture: European System for the Protection of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia, September 2008.

Relevant Experience:

Political Adviser, Council of Europe (2015 – Present).
Head of Operations/ Deputy Head of Office, Council of Europe Office in Pristina (2011 – 2015)
Head of Office, a.i., Council of Europe Office in Pristina (2014)
Assistant Coordinator Human Rights Education and Training Project, Irish Human Rights Commission (2010 –2011)
Human Rights/Governance (Human Dimension) Officer, OSCE Mission in Kosovo (2009 – 2010)
Human Rights Adviser, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (2007 – 2009)
Suas / Prayas Institute of Juvenile Justice, New Delhi, India (Short term - 2005, 2006).
Villa Bendicion Orphanage, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Short term - 2004).

Publications

Chapter: “Council of Europe - The Commissioner for Human Rights” (Part III. Chapter 2); M. Lezertua/A. Forde; Kluwer Law International, 2010.
Foreword: “Anti-Discrimination Law in Kosovo: seven years on”, Youth Initiative for Human Rights Kosovo, 2011.
Contributing author: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Report on Serbia, 2008.
Contributing author: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Report on Montenegro, 2008.
Contributing author: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Report on “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, 2008.
Contributing author: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Report on Albania, 2007.
Contributing author: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Report on Austria, 2007