Karen Christensen

Student Assistant, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Copenhagen, Denmark

HIA Program:

Bosnia-and-herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018


Born and raised in the happy little nation of Denmark, Karen has spent most of her adult life in the UK, pursuing first a degree in childcare, then a degree in English language and literature. She has also worked abroad on democratization projects in Zimbabwe and in the refugee camp Moria, on Lesbos. Karen is very passionate about the rights of refugees and asylum seekers and is a consultant to the local municipality where she aims to improve the rate of family reunifications for unaccompanied minors. Karen is now pursuing a law degree at the University of Copenhagen. Karen works at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, and hopes to pursue a Ph.D in the field of international human rights law. In her spare time, she volunteers and is a member of the board of Refugees Welcome Denmark and chairs the board of Retskraft – Copenhagen Journal of Legal Studies.

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