Law & Policy Intern
Evelien Evenhuis is a Dutch Graduate student in International Human Rights Law at Lund University in Sweden. She obtained her LL.B. Degree in 2017 at Hanzehogeschool Groningen in the Netherlands. During her studies she spent one semester studying abroad at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey, where she took courses relating to International Law and Comparative Criminal Law. For the following two semesters she traveled to South Africa for an internship at the National Office of Black Sash, a human rights organization located in Cape Town. These experiences sparked her interest in international law – specifically international human rights law – even more.
Determined to continue her way into the human rights field, she worked with the Netherlands Red Cross in providing victims of human trafficking with practical and judicial support relating to their residency in the Netherlands, and she started the two-year LL.M. program in Sweden, which is a collaborative venture by the Faculty of Law at Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. During the summer months between the two academic years of her LL.M. program, she is a Law & Policy Intern with International Justice Project. Evelien is excited to gain practical experience in the field of International Criminal Law, while learning from and working alongside IJP’s dedicated team of human rights defenders.