Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood has extensive experience as an international lawyer and policy adviser working with the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world. Following a degree in law from Hertfordshire University, UK, Mr. Hood went on to complete a Masters in international law at Durham University and join a London-based Barristers Chambers. He has since worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina with NGOs and UN agencies looking at refugee issues, social policy, security and law reform. He has advised the OSCE Mission in Kosovo as part of the Interim-United Nations Administration. Drawing on these experiences, he joined the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia as an attorney, assisting in the investigation of Slobodan Milosevic’s crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Subsequently, Mr. Hood joined the FCO where he has worked on a range of issues involving international humanitarian law, international development, peace building and security. In 2003 he was the first UK legal adviser to the Coalition Provision Authority in Iraq. He was then recruited as a senior adviser to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, where he led international cooperation strategies for the investigations and prosecutions relating to Northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Darfur, travelling extensively throughout the region. Mr. Hood has since returned to the FCO in London. In the fall of 2008 he will take up a position as a Fellow with the Yale University World Fellows Program.