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Professor Paul Hunt

BA (Hons) MA Camb MJur (Hons) Waikato HonD NSPH

Professor Paul Hunt

Professor Paul Hunt, of dual British and New Zealand nationality, is a member of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, England, and an Honourary Professor in Te Piringa, the Faculty of Law at Waikato University, specialising in international and domestic human rights law.


Recent UN Responsibilities on health and human rights

  • UN Special Rapporteur on the right to the highest attainable standard of health (2002-2008).
  • Rapporteur of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1999-2002).
  • Member of a UN Working Group serving the UN Commission on Information and Accountability on Women’s and Children’s Health (Jan-May 2011).
  • External Advisory Panel, UNFPA, New York (2009-2011). This independent Panel advised the Executive Director, UNFPA (Thoraya Obaid).

Recent Publications and Career History

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