Introducing Lauren Aarons

LA profileIt is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Lauren Aarons.

Lauren Aarons is Head of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity team at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. She previously worked in Amnesty as a Legal Adviser challenging the unjust criminalisation of sexuality and reproduction globally, and as a Researcher/Adviser on Gender focused on gender, conflict and forced displacement.

Before joining Amnesty, Lauren was the Human Rights Adviser to the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria. She has also worked in Palestine and the Philippines with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in north-west Pakistan with the International Rescue Committee, and in Gaza with the Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights.

Lauren holds an undergraduate degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University, 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.

Heartfelt welcome!

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