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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Humanitarian Principles, Protection of Civilians, Protection Strategies, Refugees and IDPs

<p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Roger Nash has a diverse background of human rights and humanitarian field work in Colombia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Sudan. His academic work has focused on maximising the protective impact of UN field presence in conflict.&nbsp;He is the co-author of<i>&nbsp;Influence on the Ground: Understanding and Strengthening the protection impact of United Nations human rights field presences</i>&nbsp;(2012)<i>.</i>&nbsp;</p>

<p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Roger began human rights field work supporting threatened rural communities and human rights activists in north-west Colombia with Peace Brigades International. He was the head of the UNHCR office in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka during a period of rising tensions and intermittent displacement. He was later the Head of Mission of M&eacute;decins du Monde France in Afghanistan, and also worked as a child protection specialist with UNICEF in Sudan. Roger was a member of the International Council of Peace Brigades International from 2005 to 2010.</p>

<p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In 2007 he was awarded the SNELS prize from the University of Essex Human Rights Centre for his academic work on the creative use of field presence by UN human rights field missions.</p>