Leonor Sustelo

 

Leonor Sustelo holds a Bachelor in Political Science and International Relations, by Universidade Católica de Lisboa, and is currently engaged in the Master in International and European Law, at Nova School of Law.

In 2017, she attended a course on Human Rights, which sparkled in her an attraction to the subject. It aroused her curiosity to the impact that these inalienable rights could have or should have on the political and economic relations between the different international actors.

In the summer of 2018, she spent 6 weeks, in a rural area of Thailand, teaching English to children between 4 and 15 years old, as part of a voluntary project. In this experience, she was confronted with a reality completely different from her own, which contributed to her will to learn more about the way other societies, with different cultures, would look at the idea that everyone is entitled to human rights.

Having attended the Business, Human Rights and Sustainability course, in the first semester of her Master’s degree, she discovered how the private interests of individuals and corporations can affect fragile communities in the enjoyment of their most basic rights.

It is her goal to pursue a career where she can advocate for the respect and enforcement of these inalienable rights, raising awareness for their existence and that everyone is entitled to them.