Rachel Hanna joined the Access Info team in 2019 as Legal Researcher and Campaigner, advocating for the universal enjoyment of the right to information. In this role, Rachel runs Access Info’s human rights research and legal analysis projects, using final results to hold government accountable and campaign for change.
Rachel is also currently serving as Director of the Northern Ireland Open Government Network, where she provides strategic leadership to the organisation and ensures its effective management, aiding it to set the foundations for building a more public-focused, participatory, open, and accountable government in Northern Ireland.
With both national and international experience in human rights, Rachel worked in Belfast with two local NGOs, promoting refugee rights, and countering human trafficking. In 2017, she interned at the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General in New York, where she worked in the Sustainable Development Unit focusing on the nationalization of Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015 Rachel graduated from Queens University Belfast with a degree in Civil and Common Law with Spanish studies, and in 2016 she obtained a Masters in international human Rights Law, specialising in the rights of unaccompanied foreign minors.
Rachel speaks English and Spanish
At Access Info, Rachel has worked on the following projects:
- Access to Information
- Public Procurement Transparency
- Open Company and Beneficial Ownership
- EU Funds Transparency
- Open Government
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