Thomas Pegram served as the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) Fellow with HRP. His doctorate research was on national human rights institutions in democratizing political systems, with a particular interest in their political accountability function. Pegram has conducted field research on NHRIs throughout Latin America. Pegram has acted as a panellist and consultant on political, human rights and conflict issues in Latin America for a number of academic, practitioner and NGO bodies. He has also worked at the International Law and Organizations Program at the London Secretariat of Amnesty International and for a Peruvian non-governmental organization.