Dr Anne T. Gallagher is recognized as a leading global authority on the international legal and policy aspects of human trafficking. She served as a career UN official from 1992 to 2003, including as Adviser on Human Trafficking to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, whom she represented in negotiations for the Organized Crime Convention and its Protocols on Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling. Dr Gallagher oversaw the development of the UN Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking and was founding Chair of the United Nations Inter-Agency Group on Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling. She has worked directly with criminal justice agencies and legislatures on trafficking in more than forty countries and is currently a technical adviser to ASEAN and its Member States. A scholar as well as a practitioner, Dr Gallagher has taught international law and human rights law at universities and academic institutions in Europe, Asia, and Australia and has published widely on human rights (including women's rights), criminal justice, and trafficking.