Dr Mac Darrow

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Switzerland


Mac Darrow (Phd, Utrecht; M Intl Law, ANU) is the Representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Washington DC, responsible for that Office's policy engagement with international financial institutions. He was previously chief of OHCHR's Sustainable Development Goals Section, leading the Office's effort to integrate human rights within global and country level development policy frameworks. He has consulted to international organisations including the World Bank and UNICEF, and on joining the UN served as Secretary to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. He was previously a Research Fellow in the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute, Florence, and prior to that, a government lawyer working on disability discrimination issues in the Human Rights Branch of the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, Canberra. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the American University, a Visiting Fellow at the Law School of the University of New South Wales (2009-2010), and a Senior Fellow in Residence at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (2017). He has published extensively in the fields of international human rights law, anti-discrimination law, climate change and human rights, and international organisations.