Program Coordinator (Burundi/Democratic Republic of Congo)
Paul Simo, from Cameroon, joined the International Human Rights Law Group 1999. Mr. Simo works on program activities in the Great Lakes region, providing strategic guidance to IHRLG's human rights and justice sector capacity-building program in Burundi. He also provides substantive support to a range of technical assistance programs in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Recently, these have included a collaborative methodology-development and training project on mobilizing grassroots communities towards greater access to justice, and training for human rights lawyers and activists on the challenges of achieving justice in post-conflict environments.
Prior to joining IHRLG, he worked in London for an international NGO devoted to free speech issues, where he focused on United Nations treaty reporting mechanisms for securing country compliance with international standards, and researched strategies for using freedom of expression to secure public integrity. He studied international law and human rights at the University of Nottingham in England and obtained his LLM from the University of Notre Dame Law School.