SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD FORMAT Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from Western European and other States Appointment to be made by the Human Rights Council at its 49th session APPLICATION DEADLINE: 25 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 12 NOON GENEVA TIME  The application process consists of two compulsory parts: (1) online survey1 ( and (2) application form in Word format2 (to be downloaded from  Once fully completed, in English or French only, the Word application form should be submitted by email to [email protected]  A maximum of up to three optional reference letters may be attached to the email (in Word or PDF format).  No additional documents (e.g. CVs, resumes or additional reference letters) will be accepted.  Applicants will receive an acknowledgment email when both parts of the application process, i.e. the data submitted through the online survey and the Word application form, have been received by the Secretariat.  Applications will only be considered if both parts and all sections of the Word application form have been completed and received by the Secretariat before the expiration of the deadline. No incomplete or late applications will be accepted.  Eligible for Working Group mandates are only nationals of the States belonging to the regional groups for which specific vacancies have been advertised.  General description of the selection process and answers to frequently asked questions are available at and  In case of technical difficulties or problems with accessing or completing the forms, you may contact the Secretariat by email ([email protected]) or fax (+41 22 917 9008). I. PERSONAL DATA 1. Family (last) name: Windridge 5. Year of birth: 1980 2. First (given) name: Oliver 3. Other name, if any: 6. Place of birth: Sevenoaks, United Kingdom 7. Nationality (please indicate the nationality that will appear on the public list of candidates): United Kingdom 4. Gender: Male 8. Any other nationality: 1 The short online survey is used to collect information for statistical purposes such as personal data (i.e. name, gender, nationality), contact details, mandate applying for and, if appropriate, nominating entity. The same name, gender and nationality must be used both in the online survey and in the Word application form. 2 The application form in Word format includes a motivation letter of maximum 600 words (section III of the form). The application form should be completed in English or French only, the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The application form will be used as received to prepare the public list of eligible candidates who applied for the vacancy. The application forms of eligible candidates will also be posted as received on the OHCHR public web page for the selection process. 1|Page SECOND PART: APPLICATION FORM IN WORD FORMAT Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, member from Western European and other States Appointment to be made by the Human Rights Council at its 49th session II. MANDATE-SPECIFIC COMPETENCE / QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE NOTE: Please describe why the candidate’s competence / qualifications / knowledge is relevant in relation to the specific mandate: 1. QUALIFICATIONS (200 words limit) Relevant educational qualifications or equivalent professional experience in the field of human rights; good communication skills (i.e. orally and in writing) in one of the six official languages of the United Nations (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.) I am a human rights lawyer with over fifteen years’ experience focusing on international human rights and international criminal law. My experience includes matters in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. I have an extensive knowledge of the WGAD, its procedures and case law. I have litigated several cases as an advisor and counsel before the WGAD, working with partner organisations and drafting and filing submissions. I also have experience conducting human rights related fact-finding missions, trial observation and report writing for a variety of audiences in relation to various states. I have significant experience reviewing and analysing state obligations a

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