Duncan Wilson

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Duncan is Head of Strategy and Legal at the Scottish Human Rights Commission (the national human rights institution for Scotland). He graduated in law from the University of Edinburgh, followed by a Masters in International Human Rights Law from Lund University. He is a part-time lecturer with the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, and member of the Advisory Panel of the Right to Education Project, as well as a long-standing collaborator in the Jean Pictet competition on international humanitarian law. Before joining the Commission Duncan was Head of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at Amnesty International. He has worked for several international bodies, and was the research coordinator for the first UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education; human rights consultant to UNESCO International Bureau of Education and Division of Basic Education; researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and was Rapporteur on education rights for the Council of Europe fifth anniversary conference on the Framework Convention for the protection of National Minorities. As well as delivering teaching and training, Duncan has authored numerous articles, reports and manuals on human rights including Amnesty International, Human Rights for Human Dignity: a primer on economic, social and cultural rights

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