Sarah Clarke

director ARTICLE 19 Europe

Sarah Clarke is the director of ARTICLE 19 Europe, which defends the human rights to freedom of expression and information through its projects with partners and advocacy across the region. She also sits on the Steering Committees of the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) and the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), and on the grant-making Legal Affairs Committee of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF).

Between 2012 and 2018, she led PEN International’s policy and advocacy work, overseeing its engagement with the UN and regional human rights mechanisms and governments. Sarah has consulted for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the OSCE and Oxford and Harvard universities on issues relating to freedom of expression, asylum and forced migration. She is an expert at Columbia University’s Free Expression Centre and a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Oxford University and BPP Law School.

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