Paula Simas Magalhães

Research Fellow

Paula Simas Magalhães leads the Emergency Response Team (ERT) of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for South America. In this role, she oversees analysis and prevention work, as well as crisis response, including humanitarian emergencies. Previously, she served in various capacities with the United Nations in Mozambique, South Africa, Palestine, Uganda, Haiti and at headquarters in Geneva and New York. Prior to her service at the UN, she worked with the Associação Cidade Escola Aprendiz in São Paulo. She holds a postgraduate degree in international human rights law from Oxford University, a master’s degree in political science from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from McGill University.