Amélie Waters

Amélie Waters (she/they) is a junior consultant on the Human Rights Council, Universal Periodic Review and National Advocacy Engagement at ILGA World.

She holds a dual LLB from King’s College London and the Université Paris II Assas and an LLM in International Law from the University College London.

As part of a university research group, Amélie assisted NGO REDRESS with the research and drafting of its civil society report on torture against LGBTI persons in the UK, submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in the context of the 2022 Universal Periodic Review. She was also a member of a student-led initiative that organised workshops aimed at promoting transgender rights awareness on French university campuses and advocating for positive change.

Amélie worked closely with LGBTI asylum seekers and local NGOs, as a legal intern at a law firm in France and a volunteer in Northern France. She further focused on migration, asylum, and human rights as a trainee at the Council of Europe. She also conducted research for the King's College London Migration Research Group, authoring a publication titled "The experience of Queer women in the UK asylum system: the intersection of gender and sexuality".

Amélie aims to continue a research and advocacy career focused on human rights, SOGIESC and intersectional feminism.