Program Director of Good Governance and Human Rights
Tome Shekerdjiev

Tome Shekerdjiev holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Comparative Constitutional Law.

From 2017, Project Manager at the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Previously, for eight years, holding the position of a National Rule of Law Officer at the OSCE Mission to Skopje, responsible for the hate crime and hate speech portfolio.

His prime field of expertise consists of comprehensive approach to addressing hate crime, hate speech as well as discrimination.  He is experienced in curricula design and training police officers, prosecutors, judges as well as lawyers and civil society organizations in different countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro and Poland). He has worked with national equality bodies, ministries, criminal justice agencies, academic institutions and civil society organizations. He is experienced in legislation drafting, conducting victimization surveys, establishing inter-agency co-operation, hate crime data collection and undertaking regional approach to hate crime.

Co-author on publications on identifying hate speech and hate crime.  

In IMPETUS he is a Program Director of Good Governance and Human Rights