Interviewed by Majd Mansour and Sahana Karthik
Zaki Sarraf began his career as a paralegal at Descartes Solicitors before securing a competitive internship as a Legal Protection Caseworker with the United Nations Refugee Agency. He then moved on to work as a Legal Advisor for St Andrew’s Refugee Services and as a Senior Caseworker for Duncan Lewis Solicitors, specialising in Public Law and Human Rights.
As a firm advocate for pro-bono work, Mr Sarraf has mentored young unaccompanied asylum seekers and volunteered abroad in Egypt. He then secured a full-time role as a Legal Protection Consultant for the UN Refugee Agency, which involved working with vulnerable members of society and ensuring their rights were upheld and protected.
He has written and published extensively, as an editor and writer for leading legal platform Human Rights Pulse and a reporter for The Justice Gap. Recently, he has transitioned into another human rights related role and wishes to stay within the industry for the foreseeable future.