David Kaye (academic)
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David Kaye

Kaye in May 2015
UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression
In office
August 2014 – July 2020
Preceded byFrank William La Rue
Succeeded byIrene Khan
David Kaye was the United Nations special rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression between August 2014 and July 2020.[1] He is clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine on public international law, international humanitarian law human rights and international criminal justice. He was succeeded by Irene Khan in July 2020.​[2]​[3]
Early life and career​[​edit​]
Kaye’s early years took place in Conejo Valley during the 1970s and 80s. He was a student at Westlake High School where, during his third grade, he began to take an interest in immigrants fleeing persecution - an interest that was sparked by Iranians moving into his local area due to the revolution of Iran.[4] His undergraduate studies took place at UC Berkeley​[5] and, following law school, Kaye was employed by the State Department with a specific role working on disputes between the U.S. and Iran. In time, he moved on to nuclear non-proliferation issues and later onto international humanitarian law.[4]
From 1995 to 2005, Kaye served in the Office of Legal Adviser at the State Department, where he was responsible for issues including human rights, international humanitarian law, the use of force, international organisations, and U.S. foreign relations law. During this time Kaye was also a legal adviser to the American Embassy in The Hague.[6]
Kaye joined the faculty at the UC Irvine School of Law in 2012 as a clinical professor of law.[6] In August 2014, David Kaye was appointed for his first term as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.​[7]
  1. ^ "Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression"​. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN.
  2. ^ "David Kaye: Clinical Professor of Law". UC Irvine.
  3. ^ Jazi, Mo. "How a Westlake High School grad became U.N. human rights expert". Ventura County Star. Archived from the original on August 22, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Jazi, Mo. "How a Westlake High School grad became U.N. human rights expert". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 2021-06-15​.
  5. ^ "Internet Law and Online Speech: An International Perspective"​. UC Berkeley School of Information​. Retrieved 2021-06-16​.
  6. ^ a b Kaye, David. "David Kaye, Author at Just Security". Just Security. Retrieved 2021-06-17​.
  7. ^ "UCI Law Professor David Kaye Appointed Special Rapporteur for the United Nations Human Rights Council". www.law.uci.edu​. Retrieved 2021-06-21​.
Countries and territories

Thematic mandates
Adequate Housing (Raquel Rolnik​)​Contemporary Forms of Slavery (Gulnara Shahinian​)​Cultural Rights (Farida Shaheed​)​Democratic and Equitable International Order (​Alfred-Maurice de Zayas​)​Education (Kishore Singh​)​Effects of Economic Reform Policies and Foreign Debt on Human Rights (Cephas Lumina​)​Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions (Agnès Callamard​)​Right to Food (Hilal Elver​)​Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association (Annalisa Ciampi​)​Freedom of Opinion and Expression (David Kaye​)​Freedom of Religion or Belief (Ahmed Shaheed​)​Human Rights Defenders (Margaret Sekaggya​)​Independence of Judges and Lawyers (Gabriela Carina Knaul de Albuquerque e Silva​)​Minority Issues (Rita Izsak​)​Negative Impact of the Unilateral Coercive Measures on the Enjoyment of Human Rights (Alena Douhan​)​Physical and Mental Health (Anand Grover​)​Protecting Human Rights while Countering Terrorism (Ben Emmerson​)​Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (Githu Muigai)Right to Food (Hilal Elver)Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children (Najat Maalla M’jid)Torture (Juan E. Méndez​)​Trafficking in Persons (Joy Ngozi Ezeilo)Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of non-Recurrence (Fabián Salvioli​)​Violence against Women​Dubravka Šimonović​Human Rights and Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation (Catarina de Albuquerque​)​Human Rights and International Solidarity (Rudi Muhammad Rizki)Human Rights and the Illicit Movement of Toxic Waste (Călin Georgescu )Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises (John Ruggie​)​Human Rights of Indigenous People (James Anaya​)​Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (Chaloka Beyani​)​Human Rights of Migrants (François Crépeau​)​Human Rights and the Environment (John Knox)
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