Dr Leah Utyasheva

Policy Director

Leah is a human rights lawyer, legal researcher, and policy and law reform specialist. For the past 20 years, she has worked on law and policy reforms in various regions of the world, including reforms on gender equality, migration, health, and protection from discrimination of people living with HIV, people who use drugs, and other vulnerable communities. She has participated in drafting legal aid, human rights, gender equality, and anti-discrimination legislation in various countries in Eastern Europe and Canada. She has extensive experience in assessing legislative gaps, and working with decision-makers, including the legal community, civil society and parliamentarians.

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