brian-barbour-profile-photoMr. Brian Barbour is currently serving as Director of Protection and Assistance at the Japan Association for Refugees, and is serving as the Chair of the Regional Protection Working Group on the Steering Committee of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network.

Brian is admitted to the New York Bar as an Attorney and Counselor-at-law. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School where he focused on international human rights and refugee law and policy. Brian has worked on refugee and education related projects with schools, NGOs and UN Organizations in Japan, Nepal, Italy, Hong Kong, and throughout the Asia Pacific region.