Thomas is currently engaged in doctoral work as a PhD Research Fellow at the Transitional Justice Institute of the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. He holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex. An accomplished lawyer educated in Germany, England and Switzerland, Thomas has gained a wealth of experience through his work and research in Brazil, Uganda, Rwanda, Canada and South Africa.
He is the co-author of “Working Together for Sustainable Peace: Conflict Resolvers and Human Rights Advocates in Sierra Leone” in the forthcoming volume Human Rights and Conflict Resolution In Context: Case Studies from Colombia, Sierra Leone and Northern Ireland.
In his PhD research he examines the architecture of justice in transitional societies with particular attention to economic, social and cultural rights. He locates his current inquiry within a broader focus on transformational justice regarding deeply divided societies marked by entrenched local and/or global inequalities.