It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Lauren Aarons.
Lauren is a Legal Adviser at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. She’s previously held a number of different roles within the organisation – as a Researcher/Adviser on Gender, and as a Campaigner in two regional teams. Most recently, she was the lead researcher of the report “They Betrayed Us: Women who survived Boko Haram raped, starved and detained in Nigeria”.
In-between stints at Amnesty, Lauren was previously the Human Rights Adviser to the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, and a Human Rights Officer in Palestine – both with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She also worked with the International Rescue Committee in north-west Pakistan, and with the Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights in Gaza.
Lauren holds an MPhil in International Development from Oxford University, a Graduate Diploma in Law from London College of Law and an LLM from Columbia Law School.