Douglas A. Johnson

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Douglas A. Johnson is the Executive Director of the Center for Victims of Torture.

"Mr. Johnson has been a committed advocate of human rights since the 1970s, when he chaired the Infant Formula Action Coalition (INFACT). INFACT launched a boycott against the world’s largest food corporation, Nestle, to force it to change its marketing practices. As CVT’s executive director since 1988, He has led the organization through an important period of growth, as offices and treatment centers opened in St. Paul, Washington, D.C., Guinea and Sierra Leone. He has also pioneered the New Tactics in Human Rights project and the Tactical Mapping methodology.

"Prior to joining CVT, Mr. Johnson also served as a consultant on strategic planning to human rights organizations in Latin America, as a consultant to UNICEF and the World Health Organization on an international marketing code for breast milk substitutes, and as director of the Third World Institute of the Newman Center. He was an original member of the OSCE Advisory Panel on the Prevention of Torture (established in 1998) and continues to serve on the panel. Mr. Johnson holds a Masters in Public and Private Management (MPPM), School of Organization and Management, Yale University. He has also been an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington D.C. and Fellow of Albert Einstein Institute, Cambridge, Mass. He has received the Twin Cities International Citizen Award (1999), the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award (1982) and the Archbishop John Ireland Award for Distinguished Service to Justice (1981)." [1]

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  1. Staff, Center for Victims of Torture, accessed August 6, 2008.