Having been awarded a traineeship in the Council of Europe, Graham de Barra founded Help Not Harm and has published a legal report in the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Legal and drug policy analysis on drug policy and promotes health-based policies.
Co-Founded with Paul Birch (founder of Bebo), Help Not Harm has been featured on RTÉ Radio One, Today FM, thejournal.ie, Newstalk and RTÉ 2 documentary “Reality Bites”. Previously Graham served as secretary to the board of Students for Sensible Drug Policy for two-and-a-half years and found Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ireland which is currently present in five Irish colleges, providing drug policy and harm reduction education among it’s several thousand members.
Graham conducted the largest ever student drug survey among third level students in Ireland with Dr. Colin O’Driscoll and Tim Bingham, which was featured in the Irish Examiner, Hot Press, SpunOut and The University Times.
Graduating with a LL.M in international human rights law and a B.A. in philosophy, Graham de Barra has founded non-profit campaigns and blockchain technology startups including Local Crypto, bitcart.io and Slice’n’Pay.