City Law School student wins human rights internship

A would-be barrister from The City Law School has fought off fierce competition from 100 other candidates to land a summer internship at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

Student Charlotte Bailye, who last month completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) at The City Law School, wrote a 4,000-word report on forced marriages and honour killings in Pakistan as part of a competition organised by the Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA).

She said: “This is amazing because the work I’ll be undertaking will be underlining what important issues forced marriages and honour killings are, not only in Pakistan but in the UK too.”

The HRLA internship will see Bailye spend one month in Lahore working closely with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and she will also have the opportunity to work with Justice Majida Razvi, the country’s first female High Court Judge.

In addition Bailye, who will begin a masters of philosophy (M.Phil) in Criminology at Cambridge University in the autumn, has also gained a continuing education scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn.