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leanne smith
Sydney, Australia
Australian diplomat and lawyer with experience in political analysis, policy development, bilateral and multilateral negotiations, crisis management, legal drafting, project management and implementation of international law, particularly in the field of human rights and rule of law. Extensive experience working in the Australian judicial system, the NGO sector, regional human rights organisation
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Area of Expertise:
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
UN DPKO - Chief and Deputy Chief of Policy and Best Practices Service 2010-current; Diplomatic Adviser, Independent Diplomat 2009-2010; Deputy Chief of UN Peacekeeping Situation Centre 2008-2009; International Technical Adviser, UNDP Afghanistan 2006-2007; Human Rights Field Officer UNAMA Afghanistan 2005-2006; Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade national Diplomat 1999 - 2005; Project Officer Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions 1998-1999; Associate to Chief Justice of ACT Supreme Court 1998.
Masters in Public Policy (International Affairs) Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University 2008; Admitted as Legal Practitioner NSW/ACT 2000; Bachelor of Laws (Honours) ANU 1998; Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) 1994
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Bahasa Indonesia
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