Bruce Adamson is currently on secondment to the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC). He will return to SHRC in October 2013. For any ICC related matters he can be contacted at:
Bruce Adamson, Geneva Representative,
International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions
for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC),
Office B425 - Palais des Nations - United Nations Office in Geneva,
Av. de le Paix 8-14, CH-1211
Bruce is the Commission’s legal officer with responsibility for managing the use of our legal powers. He is originally from Wellington, New Zealand, and has degrees in Law and History from Te Whare Wananga o Te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui / Victoria University of Wellington (link). He has Diplomas in the International Protection of Human Rights from Åbo Akademi University, Finland, and in Human Rights Litigation from the Central European University, Hungary.
Bruce practised as a barrister and solicitor in Wellington before moving to Scotland in 2002, qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2004, and in Scotland in 2006. He worked for the Scottish Parliament and Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People before joining SHRC as a founding member of staff in October 2008.
He is a member of Edinburgh’s Children’s Panel, a tribunal that deals with children who have committed offences or who are in need of care and protection. He is also the chair of the Board of the Trustees of the Scottish Child Law Centre.
He was an independent expert on Fundamental Rights for the European Commission’s peer review missions to Turkey and Ukraine in 2011, Macedonia in 2012, and Montenegro in 2013.
Bruce was the Coordinator of the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions from May 2011 until the establishment of the Permanent Secretariat of the European Group on February 2013. He has been a contributing author to a number of books, including most recently National Human Rights Institutions in Europe: Comparative, European and International Perspectives.
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