Jane Connors has been the United Nations Victims’ Rights Advocate since September 2017. She is also a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Centre for Women, Peace and Security.
She was Director of International Advocacy at Amnesty International from May 2016 to September 2017. From 2002 to 2015, she held increasingly responsible positions in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. From 1996 and 2002 she was the Chief of the Women’s Rights Section in the Division for the Advancement of Women in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York.
Before joining the United Nations, she was a law teacher at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London, the Universities of Lancaster and Nottingham, in the United Kingdom, and the University of Canberra and the Australian National University in Australia.
Her publications relate to United Nations human rights mechanisms, in particular human rights treaty bodies and the Human Rights Council’s special procedures, the human rights of women, and violence against women and children.