Human Rights And Development

A blog by Francesca Thornberry


I am a human rights and development professional with 20 years’ experience of working in the thematic areas of human rights, labour rights, international development, the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples, climate change and environment, and land and forest governance.

I have worked extensively at the international level, including for 10 years in the  International Labour Organization (ILO), as well as for international NGOs and in a National Human Rights Institution. I have also worked with regional bodies such as the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and at country level in Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, the Republic of Congo and Uganda.