Leah joined the Center
in November 2014 and leads the Center’s Europe Program. In this role she
directs the Center’s litigation, advocacy and policy work in Europe, managing
both in-country work and European regional engagement.
Before joining the
Center, Leah was a Senior Legal Advisor with the International Commission of
Jurists (ICJ), where she established and led the ICJ’s inaugural Women’s Human
Rights Program. In that role, she managed in-country and cross-regional projects
in Africa, Asia and Europe on women’s access to justice and women in the
judiciary, provided third-party support for litigation and directed ICJ’s legal
and policy advocacy on a wide range of women’s human rights issues. Before
establishing the ICJ’s Women’s Human Rights Program, Leah served as a Legal
Advisor and Program Officer with the ICJ’s International Economic Relations
Program, coordinating, researching and drafting Corporate Complicity &,
Legal Accountability: the Report of the ICJ’s Expert Legal Panel on Corporate
Complicity in International Crimes. Prior to that, Leah worked briefly with the Human Rights Unit of the Irish
Department of Foreign Affairs.
Leah received her law
degree from University College Dublin, Ireland and Master’s degree (LL.M.) in
international human rights law from the University of Lund, Sweden (Raoul
Leah is fluent in Irish and French.