Maryse Hazelzet is a dedicated human rights expert with experience in international politics and the corporate and academic world. She completed her LLM in public international law at the University of Leiden in 2011, after which she started her career as an assistant attaché for the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations. She worked for the Human Rights Council on various topics such as indigenous rights, gender and business and human rights. Furthermore, she founded her own business in consulting companies on how to respect human rights while operating worldwide. One of her projects was for TNT Express, where she developed and deployed the human rights strategy of the company. Recently she returned to the academic world, by authoring a report on girls´ equal right to education for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2013 on behalf of the Child Law Department of the University of Leiden and in cooperation with the NGO Kidsrights.