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Dr. Albert K. Barume completed his PhD in international human rights law at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom and a Master degree in Environmental Management at Yale University in the United States of America.
He is a world expert in indigenous peoples' rights, with over twenty years of work experience in human rights law at regional and international levels. He is currently the Chairperson of a seven-members United Nations Experts Mechanism of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), a sub-organ of the United Nations Human Rights Council based in Switzerland. Previously, he worked for numerous international organizations, including the Geneva-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) as Senior Specialist. He has also worked for the African regional human rights mechanism - the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights - as independent Expert member of the Working Group on indigenous peoples.
Dr. Barume's work focuses also on law enforcement and compliance with international human rights standards in the extractive sector, conservation and development programmes. In that domain, he has worked for major international agencies and organizations, including the World Bank's Inspection Panel, Global Witness and The Nature Conservancy.He contributes to numerous training programmes on human rights and international processes, including the United Nations Forum on business and human rights, numerous United Nations expert seminars and a course on indigenous peoples at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He has published on natural resources issues, including a two editions book on land rights of indigenous peoples in Africa.