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Caitlyn Georgeson

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Positive social change

Caitlyn Georgeson

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Melbourne

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

I am an Australian lawyer with a special interest in human rights and international law.

 

My research considers the interaction between international humanitarian law and international human rights law. I am particularly interested in how the law of war applies to new and emerging technologies such as space weapons, cyber weapons, and drones, and how we can ensure that human rights are respected and protected during wartime.

 

As a lawyer, I currently work at the intersection of business and human rights on a range of employment, modern slavery and pro bono matters. Previously as an undergraduate student I lived in Cambodia while interning for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials and travelled to India, Canada and the USA to conduct research on international law. My international experience informs my desire to address social inequalities on a global scale.

 

Outside of work and study, you'll find me on long nature walks, patting dogs, and volunteering for LGBTIQA+ community organisations.

Skills & Expertise

  • International law
  • Business and human rights
  • LGBTIQA+ inclusion
  • Social movements and advocacy
  • Collaboration and teamwork

"Through my Scholarship, I will be able to rapidly up-skill and develop my specialisation in international and human rights law. I am so grateful to be able to benefit from the careful consideration that has gone into designing a scholarship program that uniquely fosters collaboration, encourages international opportunity, and develops leadership potential."


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