University of East London
Jérémie Gilbert is Professor of International and Comparative Law at the University of East London, United Kingdom. His main area of research is on international human rights law, and more particularly the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples. He has published various books, articles and book chapters on the rights of indigenous peoples, looking in particular at their right to land. His latest monograph is ‘Nomadic Peoples and Human Rights’ (Routledge, 2014).
He has served as a consultant for several international organisations and work with several indigenous communities. He is a member of Minority Rights Group International’s Advisory Board on their Legal Cases Programme, and regularly works with the Forest Peoples’ Programme, and was previously a board member of the International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA). He was one of the invited independent experts for United Nations Expert Seminar on Treaties and other arrangements between States and Indigenous Peoples, and has served as a consultant for the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
His current work focuses on the protection of nomadic peoples under international law, indigenous peoples’ rights, and the interaction between natural resources and human rights law.