Oliver Lewis

Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, UK

Oliver Lewis is Executive Director of the Mental Disability Advocacy Center (www.mdac.info), an international human rights organization headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. Oliver joined MDAC at its inception in 2002 as Legal Director and has been Executive Director since September 2006. Oliver has an LLB(Hons) in Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), an MA in Medical Ethics and Law from King’s College, London, and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Open University Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FinstLM).

He is a recurrent Visiting Professor at the Legal Studies Department, Central European University in Budapest where he teaches “Mental Disability Law and Advocacy” to postgraduate human rights students. Oliver is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and is an Associate Member of the human rights barristers’ set Doughty Street Chambers, London. He serves on the editorial board of the European Yearbook on European Disability Law and his publications address human rights, international law and disability.