Jeremy Pope

Commissioner

30 Oct 2009 13 09 36 Jeremy Pope Web Jeremy PopeJeremy Pope joined the Human Rights Commission as a part-time Commissioner 31 January 2008 . He was a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand and Barrister-at-Law with the English bar.

Jeremy Pope spent 10 years in private practice in this country and 17 years with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London as well as working for various NGOs.

He was editor of the New Zealand Law Journal as well as the Commonwealth Law Bulletin for many years. Jeremy was the founding Managing Director of NGOs Transparency International and TIRI, as well as the founding trustee of INTERIGHTS, a group that monitors human rights observance and provides practical materials to assist with enforcing observance through judicial systems.

Jeremy Pope assisted election commissions in Africa and Asia, has been an anti-corruption consultant to the President of the World Bank and an advisor to the UN on containing internal corruption. He was a former member of the State Services Commission Advisory Committee on Trust in Government and continues to lecture here and overseas. He sadly passed away on 28 August 2012.

Portfolio responsibilities:

  • Human Rights Environment: litigation strategy; criminal justice; right to an adequate standard of living
  • Audit Committee Chairperson

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