David Petrasek

David Petrasek is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. He was formerly Senior Policy Director and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of Amnesty International. David has worked on human rights and conflict resolution issues with the UN, foundations and NGOs for over 25 years. 

David Petrasek is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. He was formerly Senior Policy Director and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of Amnesty International. David has worked on human rights and conflict resolution issues with the UN, foundations and NGOs for over 25 years. 

David Petrasek is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. He was formerly Senior Policy Director and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of Amnesty International. David has worked on human rights and conflict resolution issues with the UN, foundations and NGOs for over 25 years. 

 
 

 

 

 

Trump’s election makes US human rights pariah

November 15, 2016
BY: David Petrasek
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A Trump presidency poses a grave threat to human rights—not only in the ...

Human rights and social justice—a false dichotomy?

November 10, 2015
BY: David Petrasek

Even a narrow view of human rights will find at least some overlap with ...

The ICC – breach in the dyke, or high water mark?

November 3, 2014
BY: David Petrasek
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The International Criminal Court has failed to live up to expectations ...

Beyond the courts – protecting economic and social rights

September 22, 2014
BY: Irene Khan , David Petrasek
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The overlapping and interdependent nature of human rights suggests efforts ...

A do and don’t do list for the new High Commissioner

July 8, 2014
BY: David Petrasek
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A new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has just been appointed - ...

R2P – hindrance not a help in the Syrian crisis

September 13, 2013
BY: David Petrasek
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The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine has failed to build an international ...

New powers won’t play by old rules

June 24, 2013
BY: David Petrasek
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Expecting new global powers to promote human rights abroad via the United ...

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