TALKING TO SIMONE ABEL

I was left truly in awe after speaking to Simone Abel. Simone is the Director of Operations, Policy and Resources at Reprieve. She assists the Executive Director with Reprieve’s strategy and governance; oversees Reprieve’s Operations with the help of a brilliant team; carries out legal and policy work; and helps manage and develop the resources of the organisation, including its human and pro bono resources. In 2018, Reprieve won the Lexis Nexis In House Team of the Year at the Legal Awards.

Simone is an Australian qualified solicitor who came to Reprieve from René Cassin, a London-based human rights NGO that she directed from 2010 – 2013.

Prior to that, Simone worked in New York and in Sydney, initially as a commercial lawyer at international law firms and then as a lawyer within the general counsel team at a human rights organisation.

Simone holds a BA/LLB and a Masters in International Law from the University of NSW, Sydney. She is a graduate of the Centro de Estudio del Espanol in Buenos Aires. She has participated in global conferences on human rights and social justice issues, and spoken on areas ranging from the rights of asylum seekers to promoting and protecting the Human Rights Act. Simone has published articles on human rights law issues including indirect discrimination, winning the CESAA Essay Prize in 2012.

Simone is the proud mother of two activists in the making and juggles her kids whilst working at least four days a week.

Simone is the Director of Operations, Policy and Resources at Reprieve. She assists the Executive Director with Reprieve’s strategy and governance; oversees Reprieve’s Operations with the help of a brilliant team; carries out legal and policy work; and helps manage and develop the resources of the organisation, including its human and pro bono resources. In 2018, Reprieve won the Lexis Nexis In House Team of the Year at the Legal Awards.

Simone is an Australian qualified solicitor who came to Reprieve from René Cassin, a London-based human rights NGO that she directed from 2010 – 2013.

Prior to that, Simone worked in New York and in Sydney, initially as a commercial lawyer at international law firms and then as a lawyer within the general counsel team at a human rights organisation.

Simone holds a BA/LLB and a Masters in International Law from the University of NSW, Sydney. She is a graduate of the Centro de Estudio del Espanol in Buenos Aires. She has participated in global conferences on human rights and social justice issues, and spoken on areas ranging from the rights of asylum seekers to promoting and protecting the Human Rights Act. Simone has published articles on human rights law issues including indirect discrimination, winning the CESAA Essay Prize in 2012.

Simone is the proud mother of two activists in the making and juggles her kids whilst working at least four days a week.

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