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Luis Enrique Eguren (Spain 1962), physician and expert in protection, holds a Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance and a Postgraduate Diploma in “Strategic, Security and Defence Studies”. PhD Candidate and associate reader at the Human Rights Institute. Director of the Policy, Research and Training Unit of Protection International in Brussels. He is also Co-Director of the Postgraduate Diploma on “Integral Protection for Human Rights Defenders and Social Activists” at the University Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla, Spain). He has worked as staff, consultant and trainer with a number of NGO, several UN agencies, the DG ECHO of the European Commission, and the Humanitarian Office of the Spanish Foreign Afairs Ministery on topics like the protection of human rights defenders, international accompaniment, internally displaced people, humanitarian protection and others, in different countries throughout the world. He has published several articles and books about theory and practice on these same topics. He is currently engaged, among other projects, in a inter-disciplinary research project to develop a middle range theory of protection of internatlly displaced people in conflict settings.