Kevin Steeves joins EIN as its first Director

Kevin Steeves

Kevin Steeves

EIN is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Steeves as Director.

Kevin joins EIN after having served for three years as head of the Director’s Office at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London. At Chatham House he supported the Director in the development of new initiatives and led the institute’s front office.

Kevin has extensive experience of international institutions, having worked a number of years for the OSCE in South-eastern Europe in the fields of democratisation and human rights promotion; and at the UN Secretariat in New York in the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peacekeeping Operations. While with the UN, he was involved as a special assistant and policy officer in a number of UN initiatives, including the creation of the UN Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and Corrections. Kevin was also fellow in the Conflict Research Unit at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendadel’ in The Hague, where he worked on the topics of rule of law and security sector reform. He provided advice to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and led an evaluation of the European Gendarmerie Force.

“Kevin Steeves’ appointment is an important early milestone in EIN’s development. His international experience in developing new initiatives and generating new ideas in the face of various challenges will serve EIN well. We look forward to working with him in the development of EIN into a highly effective and impactful organisation committed to supporting the full, consistent and effective implementation of European Court judgments”, said EIN Chair, Başak Çali.

Kevin Steeves said: “I am delighted to be joining EIN and look forward to working with the EIN Board and Bureau in the development of our civil society network. The EIN mission to promote and support implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights is particularly important at this complex time in international and European affairs. I am excited about the opportunities that exist to bring the strengths and capacities of EIN members and partners to bear in support of the promotion and protection of human rights.”