Dr Joshua Curtis is a graduate of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway, where he gained a PhD in International Law and LLM in International Human Rights Law. He received his BA (Honours) in Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, with the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy based in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, and a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Human Rights Under Pressure Programme at the Law School of the Freie Universitaet Berlin. He has provided legal advice to The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and the Irish Cancer Society, Amnesty International (UK), the International Federation for Human Rights, the Informal Sector Service Centre (Nepal), and the Human Rights Law Centre (Australia).
Dr Curtis was a member of the expert working group updating the 2003 Tilburg Guiding Principles on the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Human Rights. He authored the ‘Irish Centre for Human Rights Submission to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs in Response to the 2012 Review of the White Paper on Irish Aid’, delivering workshops and consultations for high-level decision-makers including Irish members of the European Parliament. He is the principle author of an in-depth study on 'TTIP, ISDS and the Implications of Irish Public Health Policy' commissioned by the Irish Cancer Society, and is currently an advisor to the South Centre (Geneva) and the International Federation for Human Rights (Paris), and an academic member of the Extraterritorial Obligations Consortium (Heidelberg).