Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)  

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is one of the oldest established organisations in the Commonwealth. Founded in 1911, it is a membership association which brings together Members, irrespective of gender, race, religion or culture, who are united by community of interest, respect for the rule of law and individual rights and freedoms, and by the pursuit of the positive ideals of parliamentary democracy. The Association is made up of over 180 Branches across the nine regions of the Commonwealth. It offers a vast opportunity for Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff to collaborate on issues of mutual interest and to share good practice. 

Biography: CPA Acting Secretary-General 
Mr Jarvis Matiya is the Acting CPA Secretary-General from September 2019. He is also the CPA Director of Operations since November 2017.

He has worked in a number of roles in global justice, human rights, rule of law, gender, equality and governance. He is a former Special Adviser to UN Women; a former Head of Justice/Human Rights Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat (justice, rights, rule of law, gender). He has also held roles with the Malawi Government and the Malawi Human Rights Commission.

Education: LLM (Human Rights Law) with Merit (University of London - Birkbeck), LLB (Hons) Malawi, Diploma (Human Rights and Humanitarian Law) University of Lund, Sweden.
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Updated 27 January 2020/CPAHQ.