Philip Grant is TRIAL International’s Executive Director. He founded the NGO in 2002 and was its first President.

Prior to joining TRIAL International, first on a part-time basis in 2007, then full-time in 2009, Philip worked from 2000 as an attorney in a progressive law firm in Geneva (Switzerland), of which he became a partner. He has been active since his teens in various organizations working on human rights issues, racism, refugees and the right to conscientious objection.

Philip holds a Law degree, a diploma of Superior Studies, an LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a PhD in Constitutional Law. Philip has written numerous legal articles and has lectured at the University of Geneva. He works in French and English, and has proficient knowledge of German.