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.
|2018 - present||Chief executive, Freedom from Torture|
Acting chief executive, Freedom from Torture
|Director of policy and advocacy, Freedom from Torture|
|2014-15||Lead advisor, strategy and planning, Amnesty International|
Policy and advocacy manager, Freedom from Torture
Senior policy and advocacy officer, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (now known as Freedom from Torture)
Policy and advocacy officer, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
|Policy and research officer, British Institute of Human Rights|
|2006-07||Human rights adviser, Transition Team for the Equality and Human Rights Commission|
Human rights training officer, British Institute of Human Rights
Research associate, Northwestern University School of Law
Research assistant, Department of Political Science and the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Research assistant, Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Research assistant, Australian Centre for Public and International Law