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Natasha Yacoub

International Human Rights Lawyer, UNHCR
Natasha Yacoub

Natasha Yacoub is an international human rights lawyer who graduated from Adelaide University Law School. After working with the Australian Federal Government in the Office of International Law, she spent the past 11 years working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This has taken her on postings from Egypt to Ireland to Australia and the Pacific. Then, after more than two years in Darfur in the Sudan, she moved to the United Nations Headquarters in New York where she worked on issues before the Security Council and General Assembly.

Having engaged in protection of civilians in warzones as well as bordering countries to which refugees have fled, she has maintained a strong focus on finding solutions for women and girls. She has also advocated for the inclusion of women's voices in peace processes.

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