Evelyn Chijarira

  • University of London, LLM Law


Evelyn has chosen to study the LLM with a specialisation in Human Rights in order to pursue her interest in the rights of women, children’s rights and international justice. The LLM in human rights will be useful especially when preparing legal opinions, submissions and pleadings and developing a comparative analyses of the arguments for the cases she works on. She hopes to ultimately get her PhD in Law. With her studies she plans to litigate cases on women and children’s rights particularly at the African Court and other international redress mechanisms. At the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, there have only been two cases litigating women’s rights since its establishment in 2006. This is despite the fact that there are many opportunities for litigation on the African Continent. Evelyn hopes to be able to draft more comprehensive pleadings and submissions. She would also like to establish an organisation dedicated to supporting and protecting women and children’s rights in Africa starting with Zimbabwe and Tanzania as pilot target areas.