Ieva Rudytė is a 4th year law student at Vilnius University majoring in International Law and European Union Law. In July and September she will complete her traineeship at European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR)
During her studies, she was mostly interested in international law and European Union law, which is closely linked to human rights. In second year, Ieva was a volunteer at Lithuanian Centre For Human Rights, what gave her a chance to closely look at the human rights and their protection in Lithuania. This volunteering opportunity led her to EFHR.
In September 2014 Ieva took part in training organized by the NOHA association and the University of Warsaw. NOHA is an international association of universities that popularizes values and principles of humanitarian actions and their importance, but also shapes young professionals of humanitarian activities. In that year, the training was devoted to the humanitarian principles and the discussion of problems with quality standards of humanitarian help. Well-known specialists of humanitarian law from all over the world shared their experience. During the course, both theoretical and practical lectures took place — simulations, which were followed by the round table discussion, during which the best solution to the particular critical situation had to be found. All of that allowed to look at the international law from a different perspective.
The choice of EFHR for further traineeship inspired the desire to gain a deeper knowledge of human rights in Lithuania; what issues are faced by our country when ensuring and defending these rights. During the volunteering at EFHR, Ieva is hoping to obtain valuable knowledge, law experience and broaden her horizons on human rights. She also claims that all the informations and contacts acquired here will come in handy in the future career as a lawyer, to which she aspires.