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01/02

A profession with a sense of purpose – campaigning for human rights

On 5th March, we held our second alumnae networking event on Human Rights chaired by public and environment law Barrister and alumna, Sarah Sackman.

The four panellists, made up of alumnae across generations, discussed how they protect against injustice and strive to make society fairer and more equal in their professional work.

Thank you to Human Rights and Child Rights Lawyer Professor Dame Carolyn Hamilton (class of 1970), Liberal Democrat Peer and Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change Baroness Lynne Featherstone (class of 1970), Barrister and Amnesty International UK Programme Director Rachel Logan (class of 2000) and NGO worker Lilly Glucksmann Cheslaw (class of 2014) for sharing their views on what motivates them to campaign and improve other people’s lives.

During the evening, the panellists debated numerous issues such as public perceptions of human rights, how human rights can advance the rights of women and self-care in the profession. The panellists concluded by agreeing that “human rights doesn’t always have the answers, however it provides you with the analytical framework to deal with issues.”

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