Peter Van der Auweraert

Biography

Peter Van der Auweraert works as Head of the Reparations and Land Unit at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, Switzerland. He has worked on land and transitional justice issues in, amongst other countries, Burundi, Colombia, East-Timor and Iraq. Currently, he is engaged in a United Nations sponsored peace mediation effort on land issues in Kirkuk, Iraq. Prior to his current post, Peter Van der Auweraert was Executive Director of Avocats Sans Frontières, an international NGO working on access to justice issues in post-conflict and transitional countries in Africa, the Middle East and South-East Asia. From 1999-2006, he also held a Visiting Lectureship in International Criminal and Public Law at the University of Turku in Finland. Peter Van der Auweraert earned an LLM in International Law from the University of London (United Kingdom) and a first degree in law from the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He is currently working on a handbook on integrating and managing land issues in peace negotiations for the US Institute of Peace.


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