Siavash Rahbari is the country manager for IDLO Philippines and was previously the programme lead for Afghanistan at IDLO Headquarters in Rome. Before that, Siavash worked on legal aid and legal education with The Asia Foundation and provided technical and management support at Open Society Afghanistan. Siavash served as a project manager and advocacy officer with the International Legal Foundation in Kabul and New York and practiced as a human rights lawyer with the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He began his career as an intern with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Sivash holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, USA.