Isobelle Jaques

Isobelle Jaques

Isobelle’s programmes include United Nations peace and security issues, conflict prevention, peace-making, post-conflict reconstruction and human rights, South and South East Asia and the Middle East.

Isobelle’s programmes include United Nations peace and security issues, conflict prevention, peace-making, post-conflict reconstruction and human rights, South and South East Asia and the Middle East.

Before joining Wilton Park in 2001, Isobelle worked for the Council of Europe, latterly with the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). Prior to this, she coordinated programmes for the CoE in Strasbourg promoting human rights, democratic transition and the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe. She was head of Amnesty International’s office to the United Nations in New York during 1987 to 1991, having worked previously as a researcher in their International Secretariat covering South and South East Asia.

Isobelle read History with Government and Politics at the University of Kent (BA Hons).

Contact:

+44 (0) 1903 817781
 isobelle.jaques@wiltonpark.org.uk
@IsobelleJaques

Conferences

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Strategies for tackling torture and improving prevention (WP1382)

30 Mar 2015 Conference

In partnership with the Human Rights Implementation Centre, Law School, University of Bristol With support from the Human Rights Initiative, Open Society Foundations, Budapest, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London There is …


learning, Africa, peace, peacebuilding, education,

Peacebuilding in Africa: evolving challenges, responses and new thinking (WP1358)

23 Feb 2015 Conference

Changing landscape of conflict has thrown up challenges that exceed the initial scope of existing peacebuilding. These have exacerbated the dilemma in a context where post-war peace tends to unravel within the first decade of the signing of an agreement. …


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Strengthening the UN human rights treaty monitoring system: what are the next steps? (WP1375)

14 Jan 2015 Conference

This is the 11th in an annual series of UN-related human rights conferences and is being organised in association with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern. The implementation of each …


What future policies for protecting human rights? (WPS05/23)

14 Jan 2005 Conference

In cooperation with The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Berne and The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo What actions can governments take bilaterally, or multilaterally, to encourage other governments to comply with universal human rights standards? Is it …


Addressing contemporary security threats: what role for the United Nations? (WPS04/15)

23 Feb 2004 Conference

With the establishment by the United Nations Secretary-General of a High Level Panel “… to recommend clear and practical measures for ensuring effective collective action, based upon a rigorous analysis of future threats to peace and security…”, the consultation aims …


civilian-protection, peacekeeping, UN,

Measuring peace consolidation (WP1355)

15 Oct 2014 Conference

In association with the Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford, the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, Oslo, the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF), Oslo and the Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sandöverken.  With additional support from the British Academy, the …


civilian-protection, peacekeeping, UN,

Promoting effective international peace operations in increasingly complex environments (WP1336)

15 Jun 2014 Conference

In partnership with The Center on International Cooperation, New York University and with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French Ministry of Defence Peace operations are taking place in ever …


Women in the private sector in the Middle East and North Africa (WP1321)

24 Mar 2014 Conference

In partnership with the Swedish Institute in Alexandria and Casa Árabe in Cordoba, this conference identified the opportunities and constraints in women’s economic involvement and economic empowerment in the private sector in the MENA region. UN Women’s annual report 2011-2012 …


Addressing implementation gaps:
improving cooperation between global and regional human rights mechanisms (WP1291)

23 Jan 2014 Conference

The 10th in a series of annual human rights conferences sponsored by the Norwegian and Swiss Governments, this conference drew on experience and good human rights practice across Europe to improve human rights implementation across the region. While ratifications of …


Drone strikes under international law (WP1249)

17 Apr 2013 Conference

The use of remotely controlled pilotless planes (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs), both armed and for surveillance, more usually known as drones, is now common. Over the last decade their employment for military purposes and for counterterrorism has grown exponentially …


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