Yvonne Donders

Yvonne Donders is Professor of International Human Rights and Head of the Department of International and European Law at the University of Amsterdam. She holds a PhD from the Law Faculty of Maastricht University on cultural human rights and the right to cultural identity. Her research and teaching focuses on public international law; international human rights law, in particular economic, social and cultural rights, and human rights and cultural diversity. Prior to this post, Yvonne Donders worked as a Programme Specialist on human rights at the Secretariat of UNESCO in Paris. Yvonne Donders is a regular consultant for UNESCO and for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. She is currently Chair of the Steering Committee of the Netherlands Network of Human Rights Research (NNHRR), Member of the Advisory Board of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, Member of the Human Rights Committee of the Advisory Council on International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AIV), Member of the Editorial Board and Executive Editor of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (NQHR), Member of the Board of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (KNVIR) and Chair of the Advisory Board of the “Shelter City” project for human rights defenders.

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