Huma Haider is an independent researcher and consultant, focusing on areas of peace and conflict, transitional justice, social cohesion and reconciliation. She has consulted for a wide range of bilateral and multilateral agencies (including the British Department for International Development, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the OECD, UNDP, World Bank, and Open Society Foundation), producing literature reviews, policy guides and briefings that bridge academia, policy and practice.
She has researched and published extensively, in peer reviewed journals and books, on transitional justice in the context of peacebuilding. Specific areas include: coexistence and reconciliation in divided societies; refugees and displaced persons in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina; the role of diaspora communities in transitional justice and peacebuilding; and applying conflict sensitivity to transitional justice. A licensed attorney (called to the New York State Bar, 2003), she has also worked on international war crimes cases (prosecuted at the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia).
She is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LLM), where she studied as a Chevening Scholar, specialising in international human rights; the University of Toronto (JD/MBA); and McGill University (BA). She is also an Honorary Research Associate with the International Development Department, University of Birmingham, England.
Huma Haider, ‘Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Applying Conflict Sensitivity to Transitional Justice’, Conflict, Security and Development 17:4 (2017): 333-360.
Huma Haider, ‘Transitional justice: Topic guide’, prepared for the UK’s Department for International Development (2016) Birmingham, UK: GSDRC.
Huma Haider, ‘Return and Reintegration in Divided Societies: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina’, in Bradley, M. (ed.), Forced Migration, Reconciliation and Justice (2015), Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press: 168-194.
Huma Haider, ‘Transnational Transitional Justice and Reconciliation: The Participation of Conflict-generated Diaspora in Addressing the Legacy of Mass Violence’, Journal of Refugee Studies, Special issue on Accountability and Redress for the Injustices of Displacement, 27:2 (2014): 207-233.
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