IMG_5375Sally Hurt

Location: South Africa
Precinct Program: Mandela Washington Fellowship
Date(s): Summer 2017
Title & Organization: Attorney, Centre for Environmental Rights (CER)

Sally Hurt has over three years of experience in the civil society sector in South Africa, and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in February 2017. Currently, Sally works as an attorney in the mining program at the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), assisting mining-affected communities and promoting environmental justice in South Africa’s mining sector. Sally served her articles of community service at the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) where she engaged in a number of focus areas including land, mining, equality and non-discrimination, and refugee rights. She holds a Master of Law Degree from the Centre for Human Rights, in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa, which she achieved cum laude. During her master’s she focused primarily on trade, business and human rights. Sally is driven by a commitment to transparency, substantive equality and dignity, as well as a vision of a private sector that is held accountable for human rights infringements. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Sally plans to continue her work in South Africa’s human rights sector with a particular aim to amplify the voices of marginalized persons and communities in the pursuit of social justice.

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