“Having been involved with human rights work on Sri Lanka for many years (from around 1986 to 2003), it is wonderful to go back to that. To do it in an organisation that is clearly focused on impunity and with a good reputation for impartiality is a big bonus.”
She is a retired human rights policy advisor. She was born in Brussels, Belgium and studied criminology and economics at the Catholic University of Leuven. She worked for Amnesty International from 1985 to late 2019. The majority of her time, she worked on South Asia, including on Sri Lanka Bhutan and Nepal. In 2005 – 2006, Ingrid moved to Nepal, where she worked as Deputy Chief of the Protection Division in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, returning to London to undertake conflict studies at King’s College. She has undertaken work for Advocacy Forum – Nepal, particularly researching issues of impunity. In 2009 – 2016, she was involved in putting together a dossier for the prosecution on charges of torture of Nepal army colonel, Kumar Lama, in the United Kingdom.
During her years at Amnesty International, Ingrid was involved in detailed research on human rights. She undertook extensive lobbying of governments and institutions. Her last part-time post at Amnesty International was as a senior research policy advisor, focused on delivering human rights training to researchers and campaigners around the world.