Democracy That Delivers

The Shared Societies Project

Building a World Safe for Difference

John Packer

Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

John Packer

Dr. John Packer is Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He is a frequent consultant advising a number of governments, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations. He served as Coordinator of the “Initiative on Conflict Prevention through Quiet Diplomacy” and remains a Senior Adviser to the Initiative. He has also served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Tufts and Harvard University, Director of the Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe , Senior Legal Advisor to the HCNM, Human Rights Officer at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, consultant for the International Labour Organisation and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Prof. Packer is Associate Editor of the Human Rights Law Journal and a member of the editorial boards and editorial advisory boards for a number of international journals.

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