Our Digital Global Rights Journal Team
University of Edinburgh- Undergraduate degree in Sustainable Development with a focus in Politics and International Relations Being part of the Digital Global Rights journal allows me to raise awareness of the human right’s issues that Latin American countries face, and that most of the time go unnoticed. By thinking critically about the experience of Latin American citizens, I hope to become part of the solution.
I’m Isobel, a PPE student studying in 2nd year at the University of Edinburgh. My particular concern in Human Rights lie principally in gender and sex-based discussion. However, I joined FGHR to learn much more about the human rights world and develop my objective writing skills. Since working with the Red Cross in Nepal, I’ve realised quite how important vocalising these conversations are. Therefore, I hope to use the FGHR platform as a means of educating (both myself and readers) and inspiring conversation.
I am a first year law student at the University of York. As a content writer I aim to provide informed and insightful publications on human rights issues. I believe young people have the power to promote and preserve human rights as well as raise awareness on both global and local challenges. While the FGHR offers young people an environment to apply their passion for human rights.
My name is Asia Bertuccioli, I am a BA student studying International Relations & International Organizations at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. My interest in human rights started when I first read the novel, A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum, which led me to being interested in Women’s rights and environmental rights. I decided to join FGHR due to the community based passion and diversity in which I could grow my interests and writing!
University of Strathclyde, LLB Law, Year 4, Interested in Human Rights Law particularly women's rights and immigration law. FGHR has given me an incredible opportunity to explore and further develop my passion for human rights.
Georgia is an English literature graduate of the University of Edinburgh. She is currently travelling around Latin America and South East Asia on her gap year before she commences her Law conversion in September. She is an aspiring Human Rights barrister and has been heavily involved in numerous human rights organisations such as The Amicus Project, Edinburgh International Justice Initiative, Ealing Legal Advice Service and Human Rights and Justice Centre. She joined FGHR as a Content Writer to raise awareness and start discussions around important human rights issues that she cares about.
I am a DPhil candidate in Social Policy at the University of Oxford, holding a bachelor’s degree in Education and Economics from Korea University and MPA with Honours from Yonsei University, Republic of Korea. I have over three years of research and work experience in Feminist & Human Rights NGOs, policy laboratory, research institutions, and Ministry of Health and Welfare in Republic of Korea. My vision to make contribution to the world through policy had begun with those practical experiences with a particular interest in care ethics and feminist movement at diverse levels. As a passionate advocate for impact, I joined FGHR to create just and sustainable change regarding the issue of human rights with brilliant young scholars from different backgrounds. As for non-academic activities, I’m a member of novice rowing team and usually enjoying strength training and yoga!
Having completed my Master’s in International Development from the University of Edinburgh, I am currently interning with a NGO working towards creating safe online spaces, ensuring child safety, and aiding survivors of sexual violence heal in India. As a South Asian, Muslim, woman, my interest in human rights stems, inevitably, from my observations of the world from an intersectional standpoint. I was drawn to FGHR’s calls for Content Writers because, as a young, student-led initiative, I felt that the work done by the Forum was sure to be passionate, thorough, and, above all, true to itself. Surely enough, at FGHR, I have found the space to build knowledge and develop my position on matters relating to global human rights through stimulating conversations with similarly motivated peers.
I am a 2nd year student studying International Relations (MA), who has an interest specifically in Southern Africa. Joining Forum came from a place of necessity for me. Wanting to actively research and commit to producing written work that truly reflected the many human rights breaches that have taken place particularly in Southern Africa, as well as providing a historical context.
I am currently completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh in History and Politics. I am interested in combining the historical legacy of colonialism and Western Imperialism in the Middle East with the political instability and human rights violations of that region to try to understand the sources of fragility. The Forum for Global Human Rights is an incredible opportunity for me to expand on this passion and practice human rights advocacy through writing, researching and understanding more about the political, social and cultural environments that the state of human rights exists in.
Solveig Lee is an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh studying Sociology and Social Policy. She came to Edinburgh from Minnesota, where she was engaged in her community through a grassroots student group for equitable education and a job at a co-operative food store, amongst other endeavors. She graduated with an International Baccalaureate Diploma and, whenever she's not outdoors climbing or hiking, has continued into her degree writing about sociological perspectives on social justice, welfare structures, and the environment. Solveig believes an accessible, real-world understanding of societal inequalities will propel a greater awareness of human rights issues across all disciplines.
I have just finished my undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh, where I studied Sociology and Politics. I have just started my postgraduate studies in Politics of Africa at SOAS. My interest in human rights is quite general but I would like to establish it more within discourse surrounding transitional and transformative justice and saw FGHR as a space within which to do this!
I received my BA in History at the University of Albany in New York, my MSc in Intellectual History at the University of Edinburgh, and am currently in the Open-Oxford-Cambridge doctoral training programme working on a PhD in History. My research interests touch on identity, personhood, and ideology, and I try to use history to contextualize and better appreciate modern problems. The FGHR helps me to make my research more interdisciplinary, accessible to non-historians, and provides me with an outlet in which my research can contribute to important conversations in the field of human rights.
I am currently a Master's student at the University of Edinburgh studying an LLM in International Law after graduating from the University of Exeter with an LLB Law (Honours) Degree in 2019. My academic studies and international volunteering experiences in the UK, Kenya and New Zealand, have highlighted to me the often discrepancy between the utopian nature of human rights in theory and the violations that occur within current legal frameworks and practice. I believe that through interdisciplinary, intergenerational and inclusive conversation, which FGHR encourages, we can collectively work towards a greater realisation of international human rights.
I am a master's student at the University of York studying Applied Human Rights. My interest in human rights focuses particularly on refugee rights, and I have been involved in numerous NGO's such as STAR and Amnesty International.
I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2022, completing my degree in English Literature. At Edinburgh, I specialised in topics of gender and sexual identity, with particular interest in the literary representation of queer individuals and also on contemporary gender and queer theories. This focus fuelled my passion for gender and sexual equality, and my desire to pursue this passion led me to join FGHR. I am currently travelling full-time, seeking to develop my own international outlook and develop my understanding of human rights violations.
I am studying an LLM at UCL. Prior to this, I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in politics, international relations and law, as well as an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. I also worked as a legal researcher in the Education Rights programme at the public interest law organisation SECTION27 in South Africa. This solidified my interest in human rights and my passion for social justice.
I am in my final year of studying Law at the University of Edinburgh. My interests in human rights are primarily international refugee law, freedom of expression and queer rights. Outside of Law and University I spend my time playing football, singing and learning languages!
I’m a 4th year student studying Italian and philosophy MA at the University of Edinburgh but I’ve deferred a year and I’m currently living in Rome, volunteering with a charity helping immigrants along with practising Italian. My specific interest is migration and the safeguarding of vulnerable individuals seeking refuge and I’m planning to do a masters in politics in developing countries and then to work for an NGO.
Toby recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA in Linguistics and Spanish, and is currently undertaking an internship in his hometown at Klimaneustart Berlin. Having worked as a columnist for Retrospect, the departmental magazine for History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, and as an editor for Babble, the creative writing magazine for modern languages (also at the University of Edinburgh), Toby has experience creating high quality copy for a wide array of audiences. After a year spent working at a variety of NGOs across Europe, as well as representing his alma mater as an NUS UK delegate, he hopes to develop his burgeoning interest in climate and mobility-related human rights issues through his writing for FGHR.
Narek Nahapetyan is in his 3rd year of undergraduate studies, pursuing a Master's of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). With previous experiences in writing on human rights issues, Narek is excited to join the FGHR team as a Content Writer. Narek believes that the FGHR gives a great opportunity for the young thinkers to express their passion for human rights.
My name is Mirella Cockerill and I am a fourth year student at the University of Edinburgh studying Social Anthropology. I have worked within journalism and publishing for five years and editing for The Forum for Global Human Rights has provided me the exciting opportunity to combine my passion for journalism and my degree to document and share important instances of human experience. I am interested in telling stories of the individual. By channeling the big topic of human rights through personal testimonies, I hope to produce articles that are accessible and inspire empathy, compassion, and action.
Lucy Skinner is in the final year of her Law LLB at Queen Mary, University of London. Alongside her studies, she works at Wimbledon BookFest, a charity promoting arts and education in Merton, and is a student legal advisor at ‘Dads House’ in West Brompton, a charity which supports parents through relationship and family breakdown. She also volunteers as a housing caseworker for Centre70, a community center in Lambeth. Lucy is particularly interested in child rights, access to justice and housing rights.
Olivia Moore is a postgraduate student at the University of Edinburgh, currently undertaking an LLM in European Law. She is from Ireland and holds an LLB in Law and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin. She is particularly interested in the work of international organisations and institutions in tackling human rights issues. As a big believer in consciousness-raising as a driver of change, she is excited to join the team of editors of the Digital Global Rights Journal.
Monica is a third-year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. Her interest in human rights grew out of her work in international cultural heritage law. She is particularly interested in the concept of culture as a human right.
Jeanette Lee obtained her LLB in Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science, before studying the Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford. She is currently studying the Legal Practice Course (LPC) before starting work as a trainee solicitor in September 2022. She is particularly interested in the abolition of capital punishment regimes around the world.