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Biography

Brian Chang is the project Researcher for the Parliaments, Rule of Law and Human Rights Research Project, where he has been conducting research on how to strengthen parliamentary protection of the rule of law and human rights since 2015. In this capacity, Brian has researched and written papers on the role of parliaments in the protection of the rule of law and human rights, as well as the contribution of parliaments to the work of the UN Human Rights Council and its Universal Periodic Review, synthesising a global narrative for actions taking place at the international, regional and national levels. Brian has also helped to organize a number of events and engagements, most recently organizing a side event at the UN General Assembly in New York (October 2019). Brian has also worked with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to strengthen parliamentary protection of human rights in a number of countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Morocco, Serbia, Ukraine, Uganda and Tunisia.

Brian graduated with a B.A. in Jurisprudence from The Queen's College, Oxford, which he remembers fondly, as well as an LL.M. (summa cum laude) from The George Washington University, where he was the recipient of a generous Thomas Buergenthal scholarship.

Position Description

Brian Chang is Research Assistant on the Parliaments, the Rule of Law and Human Rights Project, where he has been conducting research on how to strengthen parliamentary protection of the rule of law and human rights since June 2015. He is contactable at parliamentsruleoflawandhumanrights@law.ox.ac.uk

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Research Interests

  • The role of parliaments in the protection and realisation of the rule of law and human rights
  • Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Jurisdiction of human rights treaties
  • Counterterrorism and human rights

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