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Tara M. Collins has worked in international human rights since 1996.  Her professional experience includes work as the coordinator of a national non-governmental organization, and as a policy adviser and researcher for the Canadian federal government (Department of Foreign Affairs and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)) and Parliament.  Her doctoral research examined the monitoring of child rights and included analyses of international and regional human rights standards, institutions and processes as well as case studies of Canada and South Africa.  She was recently a replacement professor for the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, where her various teaching responsibilities including international development issues in Africa, development and ethics, international humanitarian and human rights law.  She is currently EWI  Marie Curie Fellow in Child Rights hosted by Equality Studies, School of Social Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland, as part of its Egalitarian World Initiative (EWI) funded by the European Union. Her publications include a co-authored report on Canada’s implementation of general measures of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child published in November 2009 by UNICEF.  She has been invited as a child rights expert by the Council of Europe to a consultation and has presented project results to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.  She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children.

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