Rita Izsák has been Independent Expert on minority issues for the Human Rights Council since 2011. She worked at the Budapest-based European Roma Rights Center and was a Consultant with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Open Society Institute, the Roma Education Fund, and the Association for Women's Rights in Development. She worked as a Human Rights Officer with the Somaliland National Youth Organization in Hargeisa (Somalia) and with the Organization of Security and Co-operation in Europe in Srebrenica. She was the Chief of Staff of the Social Inclusion State Secretariat of the Hungarian Ministry of Justice and Public Administration. Between 2011 and spring 2013, Ms Izsák was the President and CEO of the Tom Lantos Institute in Budapest.