Patrick Burgess was the Asia Director for International Center on Transitional Justice (ICTJ) located in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is an Australian barrister specializing in international human rights and criminal law.
Patrick spent six years continuously working in East Timor between 1999 and 2005. During this time he held the positions of Director of Human Rights for the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) and United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNISET), and was Principal Legal Counsel for the East Timor Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR.)
Patrick has worked in other post-conflict situations in Rwanda, DRC, Yemen, Burundi and Indonesia.