Eden Winkels is Project Officer for the Global Battery Alliance at Levin Sources.
Prior to Levin Sources, Eden worked as an intern at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, where she supported the research of case studies and the development of monitoring tools for human rights defenders and related to human rights dynamics in fisheries and aquaculture. She completed an internship in the fundraising department of safe water NGO Just A Drop where she helped assess the feasibility of new fundraising ideas and maintained external partner relationships.
Eden attended City Law School for a Master of Laws degree (Distinction) specialising in International Human Rights Law (2022). She received the City Law School Prize for Minorities and Indigenous Peoples Rights, and a Distinction for her dissertation on the difficulty in holding corporations to account in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for human rights abuses, specifically against Indigenous Peoples.
During her studies, Eden extensively researched indigenous topics ranging from health disparities, participation in environmental governance institutions, the impact of extractive industries on indigenous communities, and the exercise of free, prior, and informed consent, as well as transitional justice efforts by the Canadian government.
Eden holds a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Groningen in the Netherlands and an MA in Conflict, Security and Development (2020) from King’s College London.
She speaks English, Dutch, and German fluently as well as rudimentary Spanish.