Lizan Nijkrake

Lizan Nijkrake

2019 Global Journalism Fellow


Lizan is an international legal expert born in the Netherlands. She is the former adviser to the Vice-Minister for International Cooperation at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She also worked at the United Nations in New York and managed international cooperation projects in Malawi and Kenya on behalf of the Netherlands. Lizan specialises in policy making, international refugee and human rights law – which she studied among others in Sydney. Lizan perceives life with an open mindset and has a strong sense of social justice. Besides her professional practice she is a fervent musician (singer) and passionate traveller.

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