Supporting our office team are our wonderful volunteers who give their time, energy and considerable skill to help change the conversation around human rights. Our volunteers include writers, students, lawyers, illustrators and many others, mostly working remotely on an ad hoc basis to contribute content, ideas and expertise. If you are interested in volunteering with us, you can register to hear when we are recruiting here
Abby is currently studying on the BCL at the University of Oxford, having completed her LLB at the London School of Economics. She is particularly interested in disability rights, mental health and mental capacity law. She is also School Speaker for Amnesty International and
has experience volunteering at a number of human rights charities.
Adriana Urbano is a freelance journalist with a dual Italian and British background. She holds a degree in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Exeter and spent a year studying at Sciences Po, Paris.
Originally from Sicily, she specialises in organised crime migration crisis in the Mediterranean and is the creator of "The Other Reporting" a blog chronicling issues surrounding racism and marginalisation. She has also collaborated with the Sunday Times.
Alice is training as a solicitor and will qualify as a commercial litigator. Alice regularly volunteers for pro bono initiatives such as Manuel Bravo Project, providing legal representation to asylum seekers, and pro bono research for charities like Refugee Action and Unicef.
Anirudh worked as a researcher for the Justice Verma Committee (on reform of Indian law on sexual violence). He has written for international print media, also interviewing the Dalai Lama. He is a founding trustee of the Justice Verma Foundation.
Anna Dannreuther is part of the RightsInfo volunteer team. She is currently a Fellow at the Legal Aid Society of New York, working in their Immigration Law Unit. She represents women and children in their deportation proceedings.
Annissa Warsame is a student and journalist at the University of Exeter reading History and Politics. She is Editor-in-Chief of Cornwall's only student paper, The Falmouth Anchor. Annissa has also worked at Shine a Light, openDemocracy's investigative journalism section and is interested in pursuing a career in this field.
Benson holds a BA in jurisprudence from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from BPP Law School. He is part of the RightsInfo volunteer team.
A former political journalist in Britain and a broadcaster in the USA, Carina later became a media advisor to Amnesty International and several leading politicians. She recently completed a Law degree and LPC and is now a paralegal in London.
Caroline is a human rights professional and freelance journalist with a passion for human rights in later life. She is currently completing her PhD on human rights and care homes at King's College London. Caroline has a background in human rights and international development, specifically working on projects in Bangladesh, Nepal and Mongolia.
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Cate Brown qualified as a solicitor in 2016, training in private practice. She is passionate about ensuring that ordinary people have the access and know-how to enforce their legal rights. Currently working as a freelance journalist, Cate has written for The New European and The Week.
Catherine has more than a decade of professional experience in international sports politics, marketing and communications, working predominantly for bid campaigns, organising committees and international governing bodies. She has a personal interest in human rights advocacy, dating from her days as a student journalist in the UK and France.
Cathryn recently completed her BPTC at City University and hopes to practice at the criminal bar. Following her LLB at UCL she undertook an LLM in Criminal Justice at QMUL. Prior to becoming a law student she worked for Labour MP Chris Smith, and as a headhunter in the City. She has a longstanding interest in civil liberties issues.
Catriona is currently in her penultimate year studying International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Her honours modules include: Human Rights, International Organisations, and Rebellion and Revolution. Catriona is a Deputy Features Editor at The Saint independent student newspaper and, back home in Aberdeenshire, she has previously written for Aberdeen Journals, and worked as a Digital Communications Assistant at Aberdeen International Youth Festival
Charlie Duffield is a freelance journalist, content writer and radio producer based in London. She previously worked as a reporter for The Santiago Times in Chile, and digital writer for Revista Revolver. She has also written for outlets including Debut Careers, Hiive, The Mix, Eat Out and Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network. She graduated with a degree in international history from the University of Leeds.
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Corallina holds a LLM (Roma3) and a MA in Human Rights (UCL). She has worked in NGOs and international organizations, focusing on migrant and refugee rights, as well as on foreigners in the criminal system and in immigration detention. All her views here are personal.
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Daniel is studying for an LLB in Law with French at the University of Leeds. He recently studied at the Université Lyon III for a year, studying French Law. He is interested in European Human Rights law, and the UK Constitution.
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Dylan is a freelance journalist and editor living in London. She has an MA in Transnational Studies from University College London. Dylan is interested in how the media can work to support human rights.
Eilidh is currently studying the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow and hopes to practice in the area of human rights and asylum law. She has an LLM in Human Rights and Migration and a great deal of practical experience working in the asylum support sector. She is passionate about making human rights accessible for those who need them most and opening up the human rights conversation past academic circles. In her spare time, she loves to travel and experiment in the kitchen.
Ellie is an illustrator based in Bristol. She is a Geography graduate and works for a charity supporting people with learning disabilities. She created La Via Campesina’s International Women’s Day poster in 2015 and is especially interested in the rights and wellbeing of rural communities.
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Emma Gwinnell is a law student who is especially interested in international law, human trafficking and slavery. She currently leads the Liberty Asia Students Against Slavery network and is part of the RightsInfo volunteer team.
Ewan studies Politics and International Relations at The University of Sheffield and aims to pursue a career in political journalism. He is passionate about upholding human rights and ensuring universal goals remain sensitive to local issues/countries.
Gemma is a Research Assistant at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and is a qualified barrister. She is interested in the intersection between the rule of law, human rights, technology, and the challenges of the Internet age.
Hannah is a finalist at the University of Cambridge studying History. She has edited two Cambridge student newspapers, and has a keen interest in human rights. Her undergraduate research focused on the historical relationship between human rights activists and the media.
Hannah Johnson is a senior parliamentary researcher at the National Assembly for Wales, specialising in equality, human rights, poverty and social security. She has worked on international parliamentary strengthening for the United Nations Development Programme in Fiji, co-runs the award-winning We Are Cardiff blog, runs a small publishing house called the We Are Cardiff Press, and spends the rest of her time on an aerial trapeze.
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Harvey has an LLB (Hons) in Law and an LLM in Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham. He is currently working as a Scientific Expert for the Council of Europe having recently completed an internship at an international non-governmental organisation.
Hayley is a Legal Fellow at International Justice Mission, the world's largest anti-slavery charity, where she works specifically on cases of cybersex trafficking of children. Before joining IJM Hayley worked at Leigh Day in the Personal Injury department, and volunteered with the human rights charity Reprieve. Hayley holds a BA in History from Cambridge University and studied law as a Cohen scholar at BPP University and a Lord Brougham scholar at Lincoln's Inn.
Hoda is a second year Law student at Durham University and the former Team Leader of Access to Justice, a pro bono project where students review cases of prisoners who maintain their innocence, with the aim to send applications to the CCRC. She has also previously volunteered for the homelessness charity Shelter and is interested in anti-discrimination, privacy and counter-terrorism law, especially in relation to public law and human rights.
Jack is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma in Law at City University, as well sitting on the Youth Advisory Board for Index on Censorship.
Jake is currently studying law, whilst working as a Political and Legislative Adviser in Parliament. He is a Lord Bowen Scholar at Lincoln’s Inn and a Churchill Fellow.
Jay has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol and an MA in Politics from the University of Kent. From there, he went on to be an Election Agent in the 2015 General Election and now works for a Member of Parliament.
Joe wants to go into criminal defence and is currently completing his GDL whilst working at Citizens Advice. He is fascinated by critical perspectives on law and human rights and presented his BA thesis research on the topic at a conference organised by the Sussex Centre of Human Rights in January 2017. He is an active member of the Haldane Society and Young Legal Aid Lawyers and fantasises about a world where people earn piles of cash through legal aid.
Karina is a law reporter for LexisNexis. She holds Bachelors degrees in Arts and Law, and a Diploma in Forensic Psychology.She is fascinated by international criminal law.
Katrina is recent history graduate from the University of Oxford where she was deputy editor of the Oxford Student and an active member of the Amnesty International Society.
Laura has a BA in history from Cambridge and a MSc in international development from LSE. She worked in the Centre of Thematic Expertise in Migration at the European Commission and will be starting the Graduate Diploma in Law in September. She has a particular interest in women's rights.
A current Journalism undergraduate at the University of Sussex, Lauren has previously written for The Telegraph, NME, The Line of Best Fit, London inStereo and more. At age 15, Lauren started a music site, Rock Revolver, due to the disappointing lack of journalism opportunities in her seaside hometown. After moving to Brighton for University a few years ago, Lauren made the decision to broaden her content and introduce lifestyle, fashion, beauty, travel and more. She was also Music Editor of Sussex’s Student-run weekly newspaper, The Badger, for two years.
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Libby is a solicitor who specialised in commercial litigation for more than ten years. On leaving private practice, she obtained an LLM in Human Rights and now combines motherhood with pro-bono work for legal advice centres and voluntary work for human rights organisations
British Iranian Liz has a LLB (Hons) and a BA in Women's Studies from the University of Auckland, and has been admitted to the Bar in New Zealand. She has worked for the New Zealand government, initially deciding asylum cases, and later working on refugee family reunion cases which involved travelling in Africa interviewing refugee families alongside UNHCR and IOM. Most recently Liz has been combining parenthood with volunteering with organisations which represent the views of families whose children have special educational needs and disabilities. Liz's other interests include the rights of children to receive appropriate and adequate health care.
Lubka has an LLB (Hons) European Legal Studies from the University of Southampton and is currently studying for an LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She also volunteers as Young Refugee Caseworker at the British Red Cross, helping unaccompanied children and young people claiming asylum in the UK to understand and access support services. Her experience lies in youth work, with a particular focus on developing young people’s leadership and soft skills.
Lucy is in her final year studying English Literature at University of Leeds and aims to pursue a career in journalism. She writes for several student publications and has volunteered with Amnesty International and Student Action for Refugees. Passionate about sharing people's stories, she has a keen interest in mental health, gender issues and social equality.
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Matthew holds an MA(Hons) in Philosophy from the University of St. Andrews. He is currently reading Law as an affiliate at the University of Cambridge, for which he holds Lord Brougham and Hardwicke Scholarships from Lincolns Inn. Matthew is an editor at the Cambridge Law Review and has published and spoken on human rights, animal rights and internet ethics from both a philosophical and legal standpoint.
Michael works at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants assisting with immigration and asylum applications and appeals and is also studying for the LPC. He holds an MA in Legal and Political Theory.
Miranda is (almost) a graduate law student from the University of Sheffield, and will be continuing her studies in London. She is interested in all aspects of human rights law, particularly regarding gender, sexuality, intersexuality and refugee law.
Naomi completed her law degree at Oxford and LLM at UCL. Since then, she has worked as a research assistant and undergraduate teaching fellow. She will commence pupillage in 2018.
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Natasha studied BA Jurisprudence and the BCL at Oxford University. She qualified as a solicitor at a London law firm before returning to Oxford to undertake an MPhil, researching international human rights law.
Olivia is a qualified solicitor who has worked in private practice and for the Government Legal Service. She is currently working at the Council of Europe.
Paul Caira is a teacher and writer. He holds a degree in Mathematics from London University, and studied the BPTC at City Law School. He was called to the Bar in 2015, and blogs about a variety of legal and political topics, including Brexit, sex law, sexual politics and gender politics.
Preetika holds a law degree from the University of Oxford and an LLM from The LSE. She has previously worked at UN Women, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and in the Office of the UN Secretary General. Preetika has also represented numerous individuals in Social Security Tribunal Hearings and is training to be a barrister.
Rachel is in her final year studying journalism at the University of Kent and is in the process of making a TV documentary about period poverty in the UK. She also interns at KMTV Kent.
Rachel Schon studied Theology at Cambridge and then completed a graduate fellowship at Yale which introduced her to law and social science. She has worked as a researcher at The Young Foundation, specialising in social innovation and social enterprise, and now works at the Helen Bamber Foundation.
Rachel is currently a BPTC student at City University and intends to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.
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Rebecca is a Classics graduate and is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). She is passionate about human rights and empowerment through education, and has worked with survivors of torture and forced displacement in the UK, Switzerland and Jordan.
Rebecca is a barrister and human rights lecturer at the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice (Sheffield Hallam). She has worked as a human rights lawyer in countries including Egypt, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Syria. She is a trustee of Freedom from Torture and The Schools Consent Project. She wrote her PhD on the suffragettes.
Rose currently works as a Research Assistant at the Law Commission. She completed a Law LLB and Human Rights LLM at the University of Bristol and Edinburgh respectively. She has previously worked at the UCL Centre for Access to Justice and United Nations House Scotland, as well as charities nationally and internationally.
Ruth graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Jurisprudence before completing a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics at King’s College. She works for a national medical organisation in the Medical Ethics and Human Rights Department, where she leads on policy relating to end of life issues and health in detention.
Sam is the Campaigns Manager for René Cassin, the Jewish human rights organisation. Sam has an MSc in Human Rights from LSE.
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Saxon is one of RightsInfo's volunteer Site Editors and a future trainee solicitor in London. Originally hailing from Australia, his interests lie in family law, international affairs and human rights.
Skye Baker is an illustrator, photographer and writer from South London. She is currently studying at leeds college of art. She is especially fascinated by colour, untold stories and the power of social change.
Theo is currently studying for an MA in Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, having graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA (Hons) in the same subject. He has worked as a researcher for several organisations and has presented working papers at a number of universities, including Manchester, Salzburg, and Ghent.
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Valentina is a freelance journalist living in London. A comparative literature graduate, she is completing her MA International Journalism at City University. She is interested in international politics, culture, photography.
Zarqa holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Leeds. She is now studying for the BPTC in Leeds. Alongside this, Zarqa also volunteers with other organisations including the Bar Pro Bono Unit and Just for Kids Law. Zarqa is passionate about human rights law - particularly in the context of media freedom.