S. Priya Morley (LLM ’19) Receives Arthur Helton Global Human Rights Fellowship
April 17, 2019

S. Priya Morley has been awarded NYU Law’s Arthur Helton Global Human Rights Fellowship, which supports two graduating students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career in international human rights law to work for one year with their chosen host organization on a project that they have designed in partnership with that organization.

Priya will be working with IMUMI (Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración), a civil society organization based in Mexico City that promotes the rights of migrant women in Mexico, whether they are staying in, transiting through, or returned to the country from the United States. As a Helton Fellow, Priya will conduct interviews and prepare a report that documents the situation of Honduran migrant women and analyzes the intersecting human rights violations they experience. IMUMI will rely on the report for individual claims as well as domestic and international advocacy.

Priya is completing an LLM in International Legal Studies at NYU, where she is a Transitional Justice Scholar and Human Rights Scholar. She works as a research assistant in transitional justice for Professor Pablo de Greiff and works with Ellie Happel on the Global Justice Clinic’s legal empowerment projects. After graduation, Priya will be working as an International Law and Human Rights Fellow with the UN Team of Experts on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict in New York.

Before attending NYU, Priya worked in Toronto as a litigator and judicial law clerk. She also has experience working with civil society organizations in Canada, Kenya, Germany, and Mexico on sexual violence, women’s and children’s rights, and human rights education. She earned LLB and BCL (common law and civil law degrees) from McGill University and a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.


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