Damon Barrett lectures in Human Rights and Drug Policy for the LL.M in International Human Rights Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights.
Damon is a co-founder and director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy (HR-DP), based at the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, where he is a visiting fellow. Damon is a member of faculty for the summer schools on human rights and drug policy at the Central European University in Budapest and Jodhpur National University, and has lectured on human rights and drug policy in universities around the world. He is an editor-in-chief of Human Rights and Drugs (the official journal of HR-DP), and the author of ’A Commentary on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 33, Protection from Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances’ (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2011). He obtained his LLM from the Irish Centre for Human Rights.
Damon was a civil society member of the UK delegation to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs from 2008-2011, and is currently Deputy Director at Harm Reduction International, where he has worked since 2007. He lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.