Huma W. Saeed

H. Hooverplien 2, Bus 5, Leuven 3000, Belgium

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EDUCATION PhD Candidate (fully funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, USA), Department of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Leuven. 2012-present
Currently working on a research project that examines the link between transitional justice and
criminology through the lens of economic-state crime in Afghanistan MSc Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 2009-2010
Gained interdisciplinary knowledge about theory, history and practice of human rights, particularly an
understanding of international human rights law/treaties and their domestic application
Final dissertation on critical analysis of transitional justice processes in Afghanistan. BA (Hons) Political Science and Anthropology, 3.9 GPA, University of Maryland 2005-2009
Honors thesis: “Ending the Cycle of Violence: The Role of a Truth Commission in Afghanistan”; based
on field research in Kabul during summer 2008, including 40 semi-structured interviews

Experiencia Profesional

Teaching Assistant, Class on Political Crime and Transitional Justice, KU Leuven

Human Rights and Justice Portfolio Manager, UNDP, Kabul  Dec.

National Advisor, NSGP/UNDP, Kabul

Project Manager, AHRDO, Kabul

Part-time Trainer/Consultant, Institute for Cooperation and Development, Italy

Internship, Human Rights First, Washington D.C.

Student Coordinator, Off-Campus Student Services, University of Maryland

Workshop facilitator and translator, Catholic Relief Services, Kabul

Human Rights Advocacy, Pakistan/Afghanistan and Internationally

“Man can never claim to do some good which is not mixed with something
bad, to defend a truth which does not hide some error or dispense justice
which does not bring some element of injustice in its wake” Jean Pictet