Special Rapporteur on minority issues appointed to UPR Info's Advisory Board

UPR Info is pleased to announce the appointment of Rita Izsák, Special Rapporteur on minority issues, to its Advisory Board.

Rita Izsák (Hungary) has been Special Rapporteur on minority issues since August 2011. She holds a Masters in Law diploma from the Péter Pázmány Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary. She started her career in the Budapest-based European Roma Rights Center and later became a Consultant with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Open Society Institute, the Roma Education Fund, and the Association for Women's Rights in Development. She worked in Somaliland/Somalia with the Somaliland National Youth Organization (seconded by the London-based Progressio) and gave human rights lectures in Hargeisa Law University. Later she moved to Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to join the Organisation of Security and Co-operation in Europe as a Human Rights Officer. During 2011-2012, Ms Izsák was the President and CEO of the Tom Lantos Institute based in Budapest, Hungary, a research institute and think-tank with a particular focus on human rights and minority rights.

We are delighted to welcome Ms. Izsák to our Advisory Boad and look forward to a fruitful cooperation.