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The Passion Factor: Pursuing a Career in Human Rights

Date & time
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Vicki Prais


This event is free


Nicole De Silva



Black-and-white headshot of woman with short dark hair Vicki Prais

Vicki Prais is a human rights lawyer and independent human rights consultant based in London. Her area of interest and expertise lies in prisoners' rights, prison reform and dignity behind bars. Vicki works with international organizations, academic institutions, civil society and governments to research and document human rights violations, design and deliver human rights training and to lobby and advocate on human rights issues.

Join the event via Zoom here.

In this talk, Vicki Prais will offer up some candid and personal advice and share some of her experiences as a practitioner in the field. Her talk will focus on:

  • the different entry points into a human rights career
  • the lifestyle
  • advanced study: is it required?
  • remuneration and salary
  • skills and qualities
  • International v. domestic opportunities
  • top tips to start out in the human rights sector
  • a European angle (opportunities in European institutions, e.g. the Council of Europe)
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