Vickie Knox

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Vickie Knox is in the final stage of her PhD in Human Rights at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, from where she previously graduated with MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. Her doctoral research explores the links between organised crime and migration in Mesoamerica, in the context of the emerging protection crisis in the region. Her thesis analyses how violent criminal groups drive migrations, are a threat during during migratory transit and control people smuggling operations. Vickie previously worked on equality and discrimination and on reproductive rights and access to abortion, with a particular focus on Latin America, and was a co-director of the Central America Woman's Network. She has considerable experience in communications and campaigns and has held senior roles in advocacy organisations including Amnesty International and International Alert, and worked as an independent consultant for several years. She also holds degrees from Queen Mary University of London and University of Brighton, and her other research interests include international human rights law, equality and discrimination, and reproductive rights.

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