Salih Booker

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Salih Booker is the Executive Director of Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions.

"Salih Booker served as executive director of Global Rights for two years from May 2006. Founded in 1978 as the International Human Rights Law Group, today Global Rights is an international human rights capacity-building organisation with a worldwide focus on women’s rights and gender equality; racial and ethnic equality; and access to justice for marginalised communities. Mr Booker was responsible for the coordination and implementation of Global Rights’ mission, overseeing its day-to-day operations, global fundraising and programmatic operations. Global Rights has offices in 8 countries, 80 staff, and programs in nearly two dozen countries.

"Prior to his work with Global Rights, Mr Booker served for six years as executive director of Africa Action, the oldest organization in the US working for human rights in Africa established in 1953 as the American Committee on Africa.

"From 1995 through 1999, Mr Booker directed the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies Program. He has twice served as a professional staff member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the US Congress (1983-1986 and 1990) and as a program officer for human rights, governance and international affairs for the Ford Foundation in Eastern and Southern Africa (1986-88). He was also an associate director for the Catholic Relief Services' Southern Africa Office (1991), and a legislative assistant for TransAfrica (1980-1983). Mr Booker has worked as a consultant for numerous international institutions, including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the Bernard van Leer Foundation, and the African Development Foundation." [1]

Contributor to the Nation magazine. [1]

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  1. Mr Salih Booker appointed new COHRE Executive Director, Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, accessed August 28, 2009.