Nicholas Fink Haysom

Haysom has been a Member of the Board of Advisers of International IDEA since 2013. He currently serves as the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.

His previous positions include: Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan (2014-2016), Director for Political, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (2007-2012); Head of the Office of Constitutional Support in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) (2005-2007); and Chief Legal Adviser throughout Nelson Mandela’s presidency until 1999. Mr Haysom has written on constitutional, human rights and related matters in various academic publications and is co-author of Fundamental Rights in the Constitution: Commentary and Cases. He is a recipient of the South Africa Playwright of the Year award (1987).

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