Program Director (DRCongo), Washington DC
Scott Campbell joined the International Human Rights Law Group in 1999 when IHRLG re-opened a field office in Kinshasa. Prior to re-joining IHRLG, he was a consultant for the Africa and Asia divisions of Human Rights Watch (HRW), for whom he led advocacy efforts on human rights issues, developed an NGO capacity-building program for the Africa division, and researched and authored HRW reports on Congo, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Sri Lanka, and India. Mr. Campbell was Coordinator of IHRLG's DRC Empowerment Project from 1995-1996 based in Goma. Mr. Campbell has also worked as Acting Head of Office for the Congo human rights field office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Legal Officer for the M?decins Sans Fronti?res Rwandan refugee camps in Goma, and the Health and Human Rights Coordinator for the Association Zairoise de D?fense des Droits de l'Homme in Kinshasa.
He received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the US Department of State and the Gorman Public Health Humanitarian Award from Columbia University in 1997. Mr. Campbell was a US Peace Corps volunteer in Mbaiki, Central African Republic from 1987-1989. He holds a Master of International Affairs and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and is fluent in French, Sango, and Spanish and has advanced Kiswahili.