International Human Rights
James Logan joined Oak’s International Human Rights Programme as Programme Officer in January 2009. He covers the portfolio areas of ending impunity, promoting new technologies for human rights activists and combating abuses arising during counter-terrorism operations in the UK and Europe.
Prior to joining Oak Foundation, James was a Turkey specialist at Amnesty International's International Secretariat. He conducted research and led campaigns to prevent torture and other gross abuses and hold those responsible to account, as well as on a range of other issues including policing reform and the protection of human rights defenders. During that time, he focused on ensuring that human rights concerns were sufficiently addressed during the Turkey pre-accession process to the EU. He has also worked as an external advisor to companies, conducting impact assessments and developing management systems related to human rights issues.
A Turkish speaker, James has lived in London, Moscow, Oslo, Istanbul and Washington DC. He holds a first degree in Turkish and Arabic from Oxford University and an LLM in Public International Law with Distinction from the University of London, where his studies focused on transitional justice, refugee law, policing and rule of law reform. James currently serves on the Steering Committee of the International Human Rights Funders Group.