The international component can be beneficial for any sphere of life but it becomes especially crucial when we start talking about human rights. No other domain needs a diversity of opinions more than the field of human rights. Only by cooperation can we understand the needs and problems of others, improve ourselves and our worldview, help one another, and secure a sustainable development. That’s why we continue to get to know the students of the M. A. programme in Human Rights at the FAU and our next guest is Ezinwanne Roseline Raymond, a student from Nigeria who started her studies in the WS 2015/16.
Hi, Ezinwanne. How did you get interested in the field of human rights and why did you decide to join the M.A. programme in Human Rights at the FAU?
Ezinwanne: My interest in human rights was born while working for one law firm which prosecuted rights abuse cases. I was astonished to reveal how many violations were happening in Nigeria and the difficulties the victims face in gaining redress for such violations, as well as how strong was the intricate tension between human rights and culture in the Nigerian society. The more cases I handled, the quicker I reached the limits of my knowledge; up to the moment when the need for additional knowledge and learning became pertinent. I started searching for a degree programme in human rights first in my country but, unfortunately, there was no university offering such a Master’s programme. Then, my search went international and I found the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. The modules for the programme fitted my career plan perfectly, so basically that’s why I’m here.