In August 2022, Dr. Nazila Ghanea was appointed as Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief for the UN. She is also a professor in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, and has served as Associate Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub and as a member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Her research spans freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, women’s rights, minority rights and human rights in the Middle East. Dr. Ghanea has acted as a human rights consultant/expert for a number of governments, the UN, UNESCO, OSCE, Commonwealth, Council of Europe and the EU. She has facilitated international human rights law training for a range of professional bodies around the world, lectured widely and carried out first hand human rights field research.