Rick Lines lectures in Human Rights and Drug Policy for the LL.M in International Human Rights Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights.
Mr. Lines is Director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, based at the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, where he is a Visiting Fellow. He holds an MA in Sociology (York University, Toronto) and an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law (Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUIG). He is currently completing a PhD in Law at the University of Middlesex. He has held senior posts with non-governmental organisations in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and has acted as a technical assistance advisor on HIV in prisons for several UN agencies. He currently works as the Executive Director of Harm Reduction International in London.
Mr. Lines is a past member of the Technical Advisory Group to the Global Commission on HIV and the Law and Core Member of the Reference Group to the United Nations on HIV and Injecting Drug Use.