Sonya Sceats

Associate Fellow, International Law Programme

Biography

Sonya Sceats has been an associate fellow in the International Law programme at Chatham House since 2005. Her area of expertise is international human rights law and institutions.

Sonya combines her role at Chatham House with work on international human rights issues in the non-profit sector.

Previously she worked in a range of research roles at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Sydney University and the Australian National University.

She is a qualified Australian lawyer with a BA First Class Hons and the University Medal in political science and an LLB from the Australian National University, and an MA in social sciences from The University of Chicago.

Past experience

2018 - presentChief executive, Freedom from Torture
2017-2018

Acting chief executive, Freedom from Torture

2015-17

Director of policy and advocacy, Freedom from Torture 
2014-15Lead advisor, strategy and planning, Amnesty International

2012-13

Policy and advocacy manager, Freedom from Torture

2010-12

Senior policy and advocacy officer, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (now known as Freedom from Torture)

2008-10

Policy and advocacy officer, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture

2006-08

Policy and research officer, British Institute of Human Rights
2006-07Human rights adviser, Transition Team for the Equality and Human Rights Commission
2005

Human rights training officer, British Institute of Human Rights

2004

Research associate, Northwestern University School of Law

2003

Research assistant, Department of Political Science and the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

2002

Research assistant, Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

2001

Research assistant, Australian Centre for Public and International Law

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