Damon Barrett is the Director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, which he co-founded in 2009. He is recognised internationally for his leading work in the areas of human rights and drug control, with a focus on systemic incoherence between these regimes; human rights and the international institutions of drug control; harm reduction and the right to health; and drug policy and the rights of the child. Mr Barrett regularly delivers lectures and publishes on these and other topics.
Mr Barrett is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex. He was a civil society member of the UK delegation to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs from 2008-2011. From 2007-2014, Mr Barrett worked at Harm Reduction International, including as Deputy Director from 2012-2014. Alongside his work at the HRDP, Mr Barrett is currently a PhD candidate at the School of International Studies and Faculty Law in Stockholm University. He lives in Göteborg, Sweden.