Dr. Conor Foley teaches at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He has worked on issues relating to rule of law, protection, combating torture, penal legislation, land rights and judicial reform for a variety of UN and NGO agencies – including UN Human Rights (OHCHR), UNHCR, UN DPKO, UN Habitat, Amnesty International, Care, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee and Save the Children – in over 30 conflict and post-conflict zones.
He has recently provided strategic evaluations of the UN´s transition out of a number of its Peacekeeping Operations, the work of UN Human Rights Emergency Response Teams and the UN Team of Experts on Conflict Related Sexual Violence. He has also evaluated a number of projects in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. His latest book The Protection Paradox: How the UN can get better at saving civilian lives will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2023.
Other books include In Spite of You: Bolsonaro and the new Brazilian resistance (OR Books, 2019); The Protection of Civilians by UN Peacekeeping missions (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Outro Sistema é Possível: a reforma do judiciário no Brasil, (International Bar Association/Brazilian Ministry of Justice, 2013) and The Thin Blue Line: how humanitarianism went to war (Verso, 2010).