Visiting Fellow, January - April 2009
Vineet Kapoor's areas of interest are in Criminal Justice Reforms, Human Rights Training and Human Rights Based Approach to Development. He currently heads a police training institution in India and has a long experience of law enforcement in India and abroad. He has served in the UN Mission in Kosovo where he was the UNCIVPOL human rights and training coordinator to the upcoming Kosovo Border Police Service in 2003-2004.He has expertise in Training of Trainers, Training Needs Analysis and Human Rights Training and has been recognized as a national resource person by the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Government of India. He is visiting faculty at number of Justice Sector Training institutions and universities. He was one of the lead trainers in the Access to Justice Project (2000-2004) conducted by DFID, Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Justice Projects run by British Council and UNDP and Human Trafficking related projects run by UNIFEM for the law enforcement agencies in India. He is involved with the sensitization and training of law enforcement agencies towards the Access to Justice and Human Rights issues of the vulnerable, poor and socially marginalized victims of violence and gender and caste related abuse. He has contributed to build an interagency mechanism towards rehabilitation of street children and victims of Domestic Violence.
Vineet has a master's Degree in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the Human Rights Centre University of Essex; he holds second master's degree in Human and Development Geography from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. He was British Chevening Human Rights Scholar 2005-2006 at the University of Essex and University Grants Commission's Research Fellow1993-1995 at the Delhi University. He has published work on Violence against Women and Women's Human Rights, Human Rights Based Approach to Development, Law Enforcement, Human Rights Education and Training.