Eleanor Thompson is a human rights lawyer and policy advocate. She currently works with Namati paralegals in Sierra Leone to help communities know and use laws to protect their land rights and environment. Prior to joining Namati, she led the human rights and rule of law portfolios for the Africa Regional Office of the Open Society Foundations. She has worked extensively on international justice, the African regional human rights system, justice sector reform, juvenile justice, and youth civic engagement issues. Eleanor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and African Studies from Harvard University, a Juris Doctor degree from American University Washington College of Law, and is currently pursuing a Masters in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. She is a member of the Sierra Leone Bar, the New York State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

Eleanor Thompson will participate in the World Justice Forum Frontline Justice Services Providers and Community Paralegals: Elevating the Voice of the Field.