Damon Barrett is a PhD student in the Department of Law researching the protection of children from drugs and the drug trade in international law. Damon is a co-founder of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy based at the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, where he is a visiting fellow. He is recognised internationally for his leading work in the areas of human rights and drug control, with a focus on systemic incoherence between these regimes; human rights and the international institutions of drug control; harm reduction and the right to health; and drug policy and the rights of the child.  He regularly delivers lectures and publishes on these and other topics. Damon was a civil society member of the UK delegation to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs from 2008-2011. From 2007-2014, he worked at Harm Reduction International, including as Deputy Director from 2012-2014.