Ai KIHARA-HUNT

Name

Ai KIHARA-HUNT

 Ai KIHARA-HUNT (キハラハント 愛)


Current affiliation

 ・Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP), University of Tokyo
 ・Deputy Director, Research Center for Sustainable Peace (RCSP), University of Tokyo
 ・Member, United Nations Police Doctrinal Development Group (DDG)
 ・Member, United Nations Association of Japan
 ・Member, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)
 ・Member, Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)
 ・Member, Human Security Forum (HSF)


Activities in the Association

 ・Director of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (2018-)

2017

 ・Secretary-General of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (2017-2018)

 ・Professor Ai Kihara-Hunt of the University of Tokyo appointed the Secretary-General of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (15/05/2017)
 ・Three Experts address UN Peace Operations and Humanitarian Issues (25/03/2017)

2016

 ・Consultation meeting held on UN Police Reform by Geneva Center for Democratic Control of Armed Forces, DCAF and Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (23/09/2016)

 


Professional history

 ・Associate Professor, Graduate Program on Human Security, University of Tokyo (2017-)
 ・Member of UN Police Doctrinal Development Group, DPKO, UN (2016)
 ・Lead Trainer; Security Sector Focal Point; Head of a Regional Office; Project Manager; Mapping Officer; Human Rights Officer: UN Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and in Nepal (2006-2010)
 ・Research Officer, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex (2004-2005)
 ・Associate Protection Officer, UNHCR (2003)
 ・Community Outreach and Public Information Officer, Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste (CAVR) (2001-2002)
 ・Human Rights Officer, UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) (1999-2001)
 ・Electoral Officer/Supervisor: UN Assistance Mission in East Timor (UNAMET) (1999); OSCE (1998)


Academic training

 ・Ph.D in Law, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
 ・LLM in International Human Rights Law, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
 ・MA in Rural Development, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
 ・BA in International Politics and Economics, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan


Publications
2017

 ・Kihara-Hunt, Ai (2017). Holding UNPOL to Account: Individual Criminal Accountability of United Nations Police Personnel. Leiden: Brill. (*See also “New Book on Criminal Accountability of UN Police Personnel (09/03/2017)“)

2016

 ・Kihara-Hunt, Ai (2016). Why does the immunity afforded to UN personnel not appropriately reflect the needs of the Organization?: the case of the UN police. United Nations Studies, vol.17.

2014

 ・Kihara-Hunt, Ai (2014). UN Peace Operations: from National Security to Human Rights and Human Security. In Saul Takahashi ed. Human Rights, Human Security, and State Security. Westport: Praeger.

2009

 ・Armed Police Force (2009). Armed Police Force Human Rights Handbook. Kathmandu: APF Nepal and UN-OHCHR.

2007

 ・Hampson, Françoise and Kihara-Hunt, Ai (2007). The Accountability of Personnel Associated with Peacekeeping Operations. In Chiyuki Aoi, Cedric de Coning and Ramesh Thakur eds. Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping Operations. Tokyo: UNU Press.

2005

 ・Kihara-Hunt, Ai (2005). Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Tokyo: Aoyama Gakuin University Human Rights Educational Committee.

2004

 ・Kihara-Hunt, Ai and Tsugeyama, Takashi (2004). The Right to Resort to External Self-Determination Outside of the Colonial Context. In Aoyama Journal of International Politics, Economics and Business, vol.64.