Actions and Detail Panel
Careers in Human Rights: Avenues and Advice
Mon 6 March 2017, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT
A panel discussion with human rights professionals providing insights and advice on pursuing careers in the human rights field featuring:
Fred Carver, Head of Policy for UNA-UK: Fred leads the organization's policy development, working with the Campaigns and Outreach teams on the policy content of their projects. He also has a particular focus on UNA's work on UN Peacekeepers. Prior to joining UNA-UK, Fred ran the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice, a human rights NGO which campaigned for a lasting peace in Sri Lanka.
Lucy Claridge, Legal Director, Minority Rights Group International: Lucy manages the Legal Department and has run MRG’s strategic litigation programme since 2009. She is a UK-qualified solicitor with extensive experience litigating and advocating minority and indigenous peoples’ rights issues before regional, international and domestic bodies. Lucy was previously Legal Director at the Kurdish Human Rights Project & Deputy Director of British Irish Rights Watch.
Ishbel Matheson, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Overseas Development Institute: Ishbel is a former BBC journalist based in Zambia and Kenya. She covered the conflicts in Darfur, Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as issues such as debt relief, HIV/Aids, and chronic poverty. More recently, she was Director of Communications at Save the Children, working on their major campaigns for child survival and Syria, as well as setting up the organization’s global media unit.