London. UK. The Human Rights at Sea non-executive Advisory Board has expanded with new members across a range of professional disciplines reflecting broad experience and networks to support the ongoing work being undertaken by the charity in addressing matters of human rights abuse at sea.
The charity is delighted to welcome Dr Bonny Ling (UK), Alexander Marcopoulos (France), Paul MacGillivary (Australia), Toon van de Sande (Netherlands), Kimberley Motley (USA), Yrhen Bernard S. Balinis (Indonesia), Philipp Hermes (Germany), Dr Andrew Johnson (Scotland) and a former Trustee, Nigel Shattock (UK) who has retired to join the Board having supported the charity since its inception in 2014.
The Advisory Board role is a voluntary one whereby its members are able to support areas of work and projects which align with their personal and professional interests and experience.
New Advisory Board members
Dr. Bonny Ling is a scholar and practitioner who works on international human rights and development. She has worked in the UN system and in international civil society. She holds a Ph.D. in Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, M.Phil. (Cantab) in Criminology and MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.
Dr. Ling also consults as a legal analyst on responsible business conduct with a focus on Asia; and has served as an international election observer in East Timor and for the OSCE. Previously at the University of Zurich in Switzerland from 2014-2019, she is an independent scholar based in the UK and holds the position of Senior Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer at the Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking for her work and research on human trafficking. She writes on human rights, migrants, business responsibilities and international law.