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Hector Soliman

Community Legal Services (Bangladesh)
Joined February 2012
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Land & Natural Resources
A public interest lawyer with thirty-five years of experience with non-governmental legal service organizations, the private sector, and government. Finished Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Philippines and a member of the Philippine Bar. Graduated from Harvard Kennedy School with a Master in Public Administration. Currently the Key Expert in Court Administration and Financial Management in the Justice Sector Reform Programme: Governance in Justice (GOJUST) in the Philippines, implemented by the British Council/ UNOPS and funded by the European Union (2016-2019). Acted as Team Leader/ Project Director for eight years in various multi-year access to justice projects, managing an inter-cultural staff to deliver results in court annexed ADR, justice reform advocacy and community legal services in Bangladesh, Vietnam and the Philippines. Worked as a senior government official (Assistant Secretary and Undersecretary) managing the legal affairs of the Department of Agrarian Reform for six years. Active in the legal service NGO sector for ten years, working closely in the field of agrarian reform law and environmental law, and facilitated the formation of the Alternative Law Group (ALG) a network of community oriented legal service organizations in the Philippines.

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