Adem Arkadas-Thibert is an international child rights consultant and advocate. Currently he works as a key expert on human rights monitoring and advocacy for a direct support programme of the European Union for Civil Society. He was head of the Human Rights Programme at the International Children’s Center in Turkey. He worked with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Nations’ Refugee Agency and the Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants in Turkey, and the Children’s Legal Centre in the UK.
Adem is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Child Rights International Network. He has written reports and published articles on child rights, human rights and refugee issues. He is specialised in monitoring human rights with indicators and human rights impact assessments.
Adem has over 24 years of experience in programme development, project management, developing policy advocacy guides, training materials, as well as running trainings in human and child rights. Adem studied political science at the London School of Economics and the Middle East Technical University. He also completed a master’s in demography at the Hacettepe University and in theory and practice of human rights at the University of Essex.