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Ian Martin, from the United Kingdom, is a human rights activist who has been involved in a number of human rights organisations. He is currently the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal for the United Nations Mission in Nepal.

He has been:

  • Secretary-General of Amnesty International from 1986 to 1992.
  • Deputy Executive Director of The UN/OAS International Civilian Mission in Haiti, 1993 and 1994-5.
  • Chief of the UN Human Rights Field Operation in Rwanda, 1995-96.
  • Special Adviser on Human Rights Field Operations to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1998
  • Deputy High Representative for Human Rights in the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1998-99.
  • Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the East Timor Popular Consultation and Head of the UN Mission in East Timor May-November, 1999.
  • Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, 2000-2001.
  • Representative in Nepal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2005-2006.
  • Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Timor-Leste, 2006.
  • Personal Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal for support to the peace process, 2006-2007.
  • Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of United Nations Mission in Nepal(UNMIN), 2006-2009.

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Preceded by
Thomas Hammarberg
Secretary-General of Amnesty International
1986–1992
Succeeded by
Pierre Sané

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