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Arshad Mahmood

Mr. Arshad Mahmood is working in the arena of human rights with a focus on the promotion and protection of child rights in Pakistan for the past 18 years. He worked as Director Advocacy and Child Rights Governance with Save the Children International, as Executive Director Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) and conducted a number of assignments on Child Protection for UNICEF etc. During his career he has been involved in research and advocacy work including lobbying with government officials and Parliamentarians. He has severally been invited to speak at the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights. He has also attended Human Rights Council’s sessions and spoke about child rights situation in Pakistan. He has expertise in follow up for the implementation of the Concluding Observations and Recommendations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and Pakistan’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Recommendations. He has prepared several reports on various aspects of human rights in Pakistan and was a regular contributor on child rights and juvenile justice to SPARC’s Annual Report the State of Pakistan’s Children. Mr. Mahmood has worked closely with media with a focus on child rights and also contribute regularly to Express Tribune. Mr. Mahmood has done a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics (LSE) and another in Social Anthropology from the University of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.