Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law- Upcoming event: Challenges for refugee protection in southeast Asia

Date: Mon 1st February 2016

Phil Robertson oversees the work of Human Rights Watch throughout Asia, especially in southeast Asia, North Korea and Japan. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 2009, Phil worked for more than a decade in southeast Asia on human rights, labour rights, protection of migrant workers, and counter-human trafficking efforts with a variety of non-governmental organisations, international and regional trade union federations, and UN agencies. As program manager of the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP), he oversaw the successful negotiation of the first regional inter-governmental agreement on human trafficking in the greater Mekong sub-region. Prior to UNIAP, he led the Mainland Southeast Asia office of the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center, working on trade union rights, democratic political reform, and rights of migrant workers, focusing primarily on Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, and Thailand.


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