Siven Watt

Legal Fellow

Siven Watt (@SivenWatt) is a Legal Fellow at Just Security.

He was previously a Legal Fellow at JUSTICE. Before joining JUSTICE, Siven completed a BA in Politics, Philosophy and History at Birkbeck College, before going on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law. He is currently studying for an LLM in International Human Rights at the University of Law and is the recipient of the Lord Blunkett Widening Access Award scholarship; he is completing his studies online in the evenings and on weekends.

Siven’s previous experience includes: working for Acas as an Employment Law (Helpline) Adviser, assisting members of the public on a breadth of issues ranging from discrimination, harassment and whistleblowing; Committee Member and General Secretary for the Black Solicitors Network North; Volunteer at the East Manchester Legal Advice Clinic (part of the University of Law’s Pro-bono team); working closely with employment law and discrimination barrister Barry Harwood-Ferreira, assisting him on case preparation and delivering workshops to corporate clients; and a number of community voluntary roles working with young people in youth centres and those with substance abuse problems.

Siven is intent on pursuing a career at the Bar, with a particular enthusiasm for civil liberties, public law issues that intersect with criminal justice matters, criminal defence, coronial law, police law, prison law and human rights.

He is currently assisting with research and drafting for the Racial Disparity in Youth Justice Working Party and has also written a highly acclaimed paper for the When Things Go Wrong Working Party.

Articles by this author:

Questions to Investigate U.S. Drone Strike in Kabul: An Alleged Killing of 10 Civilians

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