This week Mary Ann talks to Claire Mahon, a human rights lawyer based in Geneva who consults, coaches and mentors others to do human rights work as well as running her own not-for-profit human rights legal work. We talk about how she got in to human rights work, what motivates and inspires her, what she has learnt along the way and how she has learnt to look after herself as well as the crucial work she undertakes.

Claire Mahon is an international human rights lawyer based in Geneva, where she is the founder of the social enterprise the Global Human Rights Group. Claire is also a coach and mentor, committed to nurturing advocates and change-makers, and developing up-and-coming, as well we already well-established, global leaders. She has worked for 20 years in a variety of roles, including as a lawyer in the private sector, as a human rights practitioner with non-governmental organisations, undertaking consultancies for UN agencies, and teaching and researching on international law and organisations in some of the world’s leading academic institutions. Claire shares insights into her world of working with human rights defenders and creating the next generation of human rights advocates with her Patreon supporters at

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