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

Nyamitaba, North-Kivu, DRC: Visit of the National Reconstruction and Stabilization Program and the Stabilization Support Unit of MONUSCO. LLM - 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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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

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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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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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Human Rights in the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism

2010

Alex Conte

Springer

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Masters

We are a leading education institution in international humanitarian law, human rights and transitional justice.

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Research

Our research examines issues that are under-explored, need clarification, or are unconventional, experimental or challenging.

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Executive Education

We provide training and short courses for professionals who want to deepen their expertise in a specific issue.

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Events

Our events provide a critical and scholarly forum for experts and practitioners to debate topical humanitarian, human rights and transitional justice issues.

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UNMISS Peacekeepers News

New Working Paper Examines the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL

5 October 2021

The UN Security Council and Common Article 1: Understanding the Role of Peacekeeping Operations in Ensuring Respect for IHL examines the applicability of article 1 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 – on the obligation to respect and ensure respect for IHL – to the UN, with a specific focus on peacekeeping operations.

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New Working Paper Discusses the Relevance of Smart Mix Measure in AI Governance and Regulation

1 October 2021

Our new Working Paper discusses how current initiatives on the regulation of artificial intelligence technologies should incorporate the protection and respect for human rights.

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 Taliban fighters on a truck in Kabul, August 17 2021 IHL Talks

Afghanistan

28 October 2021, 15:00-16:00

This online IHL talk aims at shining light on some of the many legal, political and protection-related challenges stemming from the situation in Afghanistan.

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