Friday 8 September 2018
London. UK. Human Rights at Sea welcomes a new intern, Alejandro Guzman Woodroffe, to conduct remote research on the charity’s pillar of maritime Business and Human Rights.
Alejandro is a qualified Venezuelan lawyer from the Andrés Bello Catholic University with a master’s degree in Maritime Law from City University of London. Before joining Human Rights at Sea, Alejandro worked as Research Intern in the Civic Freedoms & Human Rights Defenders project at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. He also has experience as a Paralegal and as a Corporate Lawyer in Venezuela. He has previously also interned with the International Maritime Organisation and acted as a volunteer with the NGO Journey to Justice. His mother tongue is Spanish but he is also fluent in English.
Alejandro commented on the prospective internship: “I describe myself as a Maritime Lawyer with entrepreneurial and Human Rights experience. Growing up in a country with major difficulties I like to turn challenges into opportunities. I am ambitious, courageous and a team player. I seek to contribute positively to the organization”.
David Hammond, Founder and Trustee, on behalf of the charity’s trustees, welcomed Alejandro to the organisation where he will focus on helping develop the Maritime business and human rights work-stream as part of the charity’s formal objectives.