Julie Hannah is the Director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy. Ms. Hannah has a wide range of experience in directing programmes and supporting projects in both humanitarian and human rights environments. Her research focuses on drug control and international UN human rights institutions, drug control and the right to health, and the use of force in drug enforcement activities.
She is a member of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. For the past 10 years, she supported and directed a range of humanitarian projects in Southeast Asia and the United States. From 2012 to 2013 she coordinated research projects examining counterterrorism policies for the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Essex.
She has a degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and completed her LLM in human rights and humanitarian law with distinction at the University of Essex.
She is now based at the Human Rights Centre, School of Law, University of Essex.