Holly Kendall is an Australian lawyer particularly interested in the enforcement of human rights in contested space, specifically international waters. She recently graduated from a Master of Laws with Distinction at University College London. During her studies she extend her knowledge of human rights and discovered her passion for the Law of the Sea. Holly currently works as a Consultant in Sydney, Australia and is interested in developing her practice in human rights. She brings with her experience working in politics, government, the NGO sector and courts. She has previously worked for the Australian Information Commissioner, an Australian parliamentarian and a Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales. In addition she has voluntarily provided her services to the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, the International Detention Coalition, Lasso Guide to Charity in China, New South Wales Young Lawyers, as an intern to Congressman Gregory Meeks of the United States House of Representatives and as an English Teacher at the Hanoi University of Technology. Her publications have appeared in the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Australian Environment Review and Right Now: Human Rights in Australia.
“As an intern at Human Rights at Sea I had the opportunity to work independently, identify strategic priorities and take the initiative to develop projects for the organisation. This freedom gives interns the opportunity to develop their skills and where successful thrive and contribute to the development of the effective implementation of human rights at sea. I monitored relevant human rights developments in Australia, conducted research on Operation Sovereign Boarders, Australian enforcement of maritime law and labour standards, developed advocacy materials and began the work of establishing cooperative relationship with other NGO’s working on issues of mutual interest. Being an intern with Human Rights at Sea is a rewarding experience in terms of developing your professional skills and networks and having the opportunity to contribute to its important work. It is an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss.”
Holly Kendall, Graduate with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade