Alex Conte

Alex Conte

Executive Director, Child Rights Connect

Areas of expertise

Access to Justice  /  Children’s Rights  /  Rule of Law  /  Human Rights  /  Accountability  /  Global Security   /  Detention   /  Advocacy  /  Programme Management

Alex Conte is Executive Director of Child Rights Connect, an NGO focused on the transformative role and potential of children and children's rights defenders – working with and through the United Nations human rights system – to realize children's rights and sustainable systemic change for a prosperous and fair society.

He is an experienced human rights lawyer with over 20 years of practical experience at all levels of conceptualizing, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating human rights and rule of law work. His work has included a significant focus on achieving justice for gross human rights violations, through redress for victims and accountability of perpetrators.

Alex has worked as a criminal law barrister, with international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and in academia as a professor of international law and human rights.

Alex holds undergraduate, masters and PhD degrees in law and was the 2004 New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellow.

Taught Courses

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Vital Kamerhe is welcomed by his supporters as he arrives in Goma for electoral campaign on the 19th of November 2011. Master in transitional justice - Course

Civil Society and Transitional Justice

This course takes a primarily practice-based approach to the subject and will be of importance and value to those from a civil society background, those wishing to work within civil society organizations and those with an interest in the transformative potential of civil society actors.

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Publications

Cover of the War Report 2014

The legality of detention in armed conflict

December 2015

Alex Conte, in Casey-Maslen (eds.), The War Report 2014

Oxford University Press

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Cover of the book Guantanamo and Beyond: Exceptional Courts and Military Commissions in Comparative and Policy Perspectives

Approaches and Responses of UN Human Rights Mechanisms to Exceptional Courts and Military Commissions

November 2013

Alex Conte, in Fionnuala Ni Aoláin and Oren Gross (eds.), Guantanamo and Beyond: Exceptional Courts and Military Commissions in Comparative and Policy Perspectives

Cambridge University Press

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Legal Digest of International Fair Trial Rights

2012

Alex Conte

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)

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Cover of the book Human Rights in the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism

Human Rights in the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism

2010

Alex Conte

Springer

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