Elise Perry
Human Rights Scholar

Elise Perry is an LLM candidate at NYU, specializing in international human rights law. As a Human Rights Scholar, she works with the Transitional Justice Program and provides research support to the UN Special Rapporteur on truth, justice, reparations, and guarantees of non-recurrence Pablo de Greiff and Research Officer Danica Damplo. She is also enrolled in courses on strategic human rights advocacy and transitional justice, as well as the International Organizations Clinic, through which she works on a project to be referenced by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston.

Elise holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree from the Australian National University, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection. Prior to moving to New York in August 2017, she worked at the Attorney-General’s Department in Australia, primarily in the areas of criminal law policy, countering violent extremism, and international cooperation, and at the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions as a solicitor advocate. Her passion for human rights law stems from volunteering at a refugee legal center and at a local women’s refuge to document the oral history of clients.


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