2 August, 2017. Silivia 'Atiola of Tonga will soon be joining other Chevening scholars in the UK to study for an LLM in International Law and Governance at Durham University.
Silivia currently works at the Legislative Assembly of Tonga as a Research Officer having previously worked at UNDP and the Attorney-General's Office in Tonga.
Commenting on her choice of study, Silivia said as we all are now living in an increasingly interconnected world, it is crucial for small island states to understand the laws that help shape and govern international community.
Another interest in the course was the modules Durham University offers which focus on International Economic Law, Intl Human Rights Law, Development and Commerce as well as International perspectives on Law and Gender.
Chevening Scholarships is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders.
Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.