The Secretariat is elected for a three-year period. The current Secretariat’s mandate expires September 2023. The next host of the AHRI Secretariat will be University of Pretoria, South Africa. Check back here for more information for the transition. 


Dr. Kasey McCall- Smith

The Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh 

Executive secretary

Dr. Elaine Webster

Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law, University of Strathclyde. 


Executive Board

The member institutes of the Executive Board are elected in staggered three-year periods with a two term limit and their designated representatives act on behalf of the institutes while on the board. The current Executive Board includes: 

Aoife Nolan

Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham School of Law

Suzanne Egan

UCD Centre for Human Rights, College Dublin

Felipe Gómez Isa

Magnus Killander AHRI Vice-Chair

Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

Michael Lysander Fremuth