About

The LSE human rights blog is a student-led project based in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. It is a place for open discussion of ideas, events, and critical views on the topic of human rights – whatever the term means to you.

Anyone is free to contribute ideas for articles to the blog. LSE MSc Human Rights students and members of the LSE Human Rights Doctoral Network are welcome to join the Editorial Team. If you are a student interested in joining the editorial board, just send an email to humanrights.blog@lse.ac.uk

The views expressed on the blog belong to the author alone.

Lead Editors  
Jessica Wiggs is currently a MSc Human Rights student at the LSE. Her years of professional experience in healthcare public relations has encouraged her to delve into the world of global health and welfare, and explore how healthcare is a human right. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University with a focus on Public Relations, English and Spanish. You can find her on Twitter @JessWiggs16
Rita Anchutina is currently a MSc Human Rights student at the LSE. Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, Rita decided to move away from home to complete her undergraduate degree in International Relations at the University of Bristol, UK. The history of human rights violations both at home and worldwide inspired her to continue her academic career in the field. You can get in touch with her via Facebook
Anna Middendorf is currently a MSc Human Rights student at the LSE. She studied Political Science, Economics and Human Rights at the undergraduate level in the United States and is now hoping to focus her Masters dissertation on the synthesis between Business and Human Rights with a close look at the resilience paradigm in refugee studies. She loves travelling, reading and writing in her free time. You can get in touch her via Facebook
Manon Simeon is currently a MSc Human Rights student at the LSE. Originally from France, she has been living in the UK for five years now. She always had an interest in women’s rights and wrote her undergraduate dissertation on the legitimacy of the UN as an advocate for women’s rights in light of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse committed by peacekeepers. She has always been passionate about East Asia and is now hoping to focus on human trafficking in relation with new technologies and government policies in this region as part of her Masters dissertation. You can find her on Twitter @ManonSimeonB
Isabella Caravaggio is currently a MSc Human Rights student at the LSE. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Western University in Canada. During her Masters studies, Isabella is interested in looking at the intersections of gender equality, social policy and humanitarian assistance. She is specifically focussed on changing gender norms surrounding peacebuilding and humanitarian intervention in Latin America and East Africa. You can get in touch with her via Facebook
   Jessie Onion is currently a MSc Human Rights student at the LSE. She was born in London and completed her undergraduate degree in History at the University of Bristol last year. Jessie is interested in women’s and children’s rights and has based much of her academic research on the legal campaigns, and subsequent reforms, to mother’s custodial rights to their children in Britain. You can get in touch with her via Facebook
Tiffany Huret is currently a MSc Human Rights student at the LSE. Originally from France, she moved to the UK to complete her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Spanish. After living in Uruguay for a year, she became interested in the embodiment of power relations within cultural practices in Latin America, such as candombe and capoeira, and her final year dissertation focused on electronic governance and the use of drones in anti-poaching conservation practices. Inspired by current debates surrounding human rights and terrorism, she decided to pursue her academic studies in the field. You can get in touch with her via Facebook
Editors
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Pilar Elizalde
Pilar Elizalde is a PhD student in the International Relations Department at the LSE. She has an MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex and a BA International Relations from Universidad de San Andres, Argentina. She has worked at international governmental and civil society organisations in Latin America. Her PhD research focuses on human rights foreign policy, specially within the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism.
Viraj Rajdev completed his undergraduate, at the University of Kent, in Philosophy and Sociology. He is currently studying human rights at the LSE. Viraj has a particular interest in political philosophy, drug policy and state-led human rights abuses.
Linda Lund Pedersen Linda Lund Pedersen is a PhD student in Sociology/Human Rights. Her current research project is entitled Whose Rights, Whose Space? The Danish Alien Act, family reunification: a case study of spatial segregation of the intimate sphere. She teaches human rights, social theory and political theory. Her interests include feminist philosophy and theory and the emergent field of postcolonial, decolonial and critical race/whiteness studies in a Nordic context.

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