Jem has been working in the field of human rights research and practice for a number of years, with a focus on human rights in places of detention. She previously worked for the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) both as a research consultant and as Asia-Pacific Programme Officer.
In the latter role, Jem worked with governments and civil society organizations all over the Asia-Pacific, providing advice and support on measures to prevent torture and other ill-treatment. Prior to that, Jem was Human Rights Officer with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal, where she was involved in monitoring places of detention and investigating conflict-related human rights violations including torture and disappearances.
Jem has a bachelor’s degree in law and French law and a master’s degree in human rights and democratization.