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Background

Mirko Fernandez is a member of ISSAT’s Methodology Cell and an SSR Officer providing backstopping support to the Advisory Field Support (AFS) service line.

Mirko has an interdisciplinary background in human rights with diverse field experience in justice and security sector reform (JSSR); including monitoring and evaluation of SDC-funded police cooperation programmes, gender mainstreaming, capacity building, human rights/International Humanitarian Law fact-finding and forensic investigations of crimes against humanity, war crimes and feminicide.

Mirko holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and specialises in the promotion and incorporation of rights-based approaches in JSSR. His past field JSSR experience includes working with COGINTA/PeaceNexus in Ecuador, OHCHR Colombia, OSCE Mission in Kosovo, UNFPA Maldives. Mirko has also several years of experience working on enforced disappearances/missing persons with NGOs in Guatemala and Colombia, and with the UN in Timor Leste (DPKO Peace Missions) and Bosnia & Herzegovina (ICTY and ICMP).

Mirko is also a certified member of the Justice Rapid Response (JRR) general roster and member of the UN Women-JRR SGBV Justice Experts Roster.