Nicholas Booth

Policy Adviser, Governance, Access to Justice and Human Rights

UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, Bangkok

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Nicholas Booth has been Policy Adviser for Governance, Access to Justice and Human Rights at UNDP's Asia-Pacific Regional Centre since 2013.

He was previously Policy Adviser for Rule of Law and Access to Justice at UNDP Viet Nam since 2008. He has played a key role in supporting the UN system-wide policy advocacy on key rule of law issues under the UN’s Delivering as One initiative. Previously, he served with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in Kosovo from 2001-2007 as Senior Adviser on Police and Justice, helping to design and implement an institutional framework for rule of law, access to justice and protection of minority rights in a post-crisis setting.

Before joining the UN in 2001, Mr. Booth had 12 years of experience as a legal practitioner in the United Kingdom and the United States, specializing in labour rights and discrimination (focusing on race, gender, disability, and HIV and AIDS).

Mr. Booth is a UK national and holds a BCL in Law from Brasenose College, Oxford and an MA (Hons) in Law from Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Expert's Blogs

Rule of law: the key to the "virtuous circle." Our Perspective, UNDP, 3 October 2014

Expert’s Publications
  • “The UN and MICs: A Viet Nam Case Study” – in Tom Ginsburg and Randall Peerenboom (eds.) “Law and Development in Middle-Income Countries” (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
  • ”Access to Justice in China and Vietnam: Introduction” in Albert Chen and Randall Peerenboom (eds.) “Legal Reform in China and Vietnam: A comparison of Asian communist regimes” (Routledge, 2010)
  • “Internationalised courts in Kosovo: An UNMIK perspective” (with J-C Cady) in Romano, Nollkaemper and Kleffner (eds.) “Internationalised Criminal Courts; Sierra Leone, East Timor, Kosovo and Cambodia” (Oxford University Press, 2004)