The EMAlumni Association represents Europe’s leading body of human rights practitioners. It has been established to bring together alumni of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) towards supporting one another’s professional and personal development, and enhance our opportunities to contribute at local, national and global levels.

It is also the founding association under the Global Campus Alumni umbrella.

The EMA gave me an opportunity to see how the major human rights institutions work up close. I went on to work at the Council of Europe and now work with the UN, two of the institutions that impressed me most. Venice remains a very special place for me having met my future husband and made lasting friendships there.

Sophie Magennis (E.MA graduate 1997-98), Head of Office, UNHCR Ireland

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