Andrea Huber is Policy Director at Penal Reform International in London, responsible for the development of policy and for advocacy at a regional and international level.
A lawyer by training, research of human rights issues and advocacy for the implementation and advancement of international human rights law have been at the core of her work. Starting as a legal counsellor for asylum seekers in 1997, subsequently she headed the department for refugees and migration of Caritas Austria with a focus on advocacy and policy development.
After a one-year engagement in the judiciary as a legal assistant to judges of the Regional Higher Court Vienna she joined Amnesty International, tasked with research and advocacy in different functions in the Vienna office, the EU office in Brussels and as Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia at Amnesty International’s headquarters in London.
Andrea Huber published two books and contributed to several evaluation reports and comparative analyses in the European context. She participated in research missions to DR Congo, Ukraine, Syria and Georgia and has got varied experience in trainings.