Robin Gary, J.D., M.A., B.S.

Managing Consultant; Constitution, Rule of Law, and Good Governance

 

With over 10 years of experience in constitution-making, peace processes, rule of law, democracy and governance, Robin Gary provides clients with creative solutions based on comparative practice and solid recommendations on implementation for resolving complex constitutional, rule of law and process issues. She has worked for several international organizations in different complex, post-conflict settings throughout Africa & the Middle East. Most recently, Ms. Gary worked at Pew Charitable Trusts as an Officer on the International Oceans Project aimed at protecting biodiversity of the High Seas where her support focused on establishing an agreement at the United Nations on the governance of the High Seas. Before that, she served as the Senior Project Coordinator conducting a capacity and needs assessment of the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights on behalf of the United Nations Office of Project Services and the European Union. Formerly, Ms. Gary worked for the United Nations Development Program serving as the Deputy Head of Unit & Senior Technical Advisor to the Somali End of Transition and Constitution Process. Before working in Somalia, she served as the Legal Advisor in Iraq on a U.S. State Department funded grant awarded to the Institute for International Law & Human Rights (IILHR) program providing legislative & policy support on human rights and rule of law matters for the Iraqi Council of Representatives. Prior to this, she served in Iraq with the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) on its Constitutional Review Project.
At the start of her career, Ms. Gary served as Litigation Staff Attorney at the Washington, DC law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison LLP, and as pro bono immigration legal advisor to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. She is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law and also holds an MA in International Affairs from American University’s School for International Service and a BS in Social Work from the University of Vermont.