David Griffiths - TrustWorks Global Geneva

David Griffiths

Senior Associate

David Griffiths works on human strategy, consulting with philanthropy, governments, IGOs, and NGOs. He is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, where he has published papers on the future of human rights, and a member of the OSCE Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief, as well as a Senior Associate with TrustWorks. His human rights strategy consultancy, Free Thought, is based in London and The Hague.

Previously, David was Director of the Office of the Secretary General at Amnesty International, and before that he began the process of establishing a regional office in Sri Lanka as Deputy Director for Asia. He has carried out extensive high-level advocacy, media work, research, and training for human rights defenders and diplomats, throughout a human rights career of almost 20 years.

He holds degrees from Oxford University and SOAS (University of London).


Regional Specialization

South Asia, Global

Thematic Specialization

Human rights


English, Dutch (elementary), French (elementary)