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Annyssa Bellal

Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on International Humanitarian Law

Annyssa Bellal's areas of expertise include public international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law and armed non-state actors.

Adriana Bessa

Senior Research Fellow

Adriana Bessa's research areas include the rights of traditional local communities, the draft declaration on the rights of peasants and the right to food.

Joanna Bourke Martignoni

Senior Research Fellow

Joanna Bourke Martignoni's research areas include the right to food, land commercialization, climate change, the right to education and gender equality.

Christophe Golay

Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Christophe Golay's expertise relates to economic, social and cultural rights, the right to food and the rights of peasants.

Sandra Krähenmann

Senior Research Fellow

Sandra Krähenmann's research focuses on the theory and practice of international law that applies in armed conflict and other situations of violence.

Alice Priddy

Senior Researcher

Alice Priddy's current main research areas concern the rights of persons with disabilities during and in the immediate aftermath of armed conflict.

Thomas Unger

Senior Researcher and Co-Director of the Master in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Thomas Unger has more than 15 year of expertise in the field of transitional justice, notably as the former Senior Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence.

Ilia Maria Siatitsa

Research Fellow

Her current research focuses on human rights in the digital age, opportunities and challenges. The ongoing developments in the field of freedoms of assembly and association in the digital age is one of the main areas of interest.

Claire Simmons

Researcher

Claire Simmons conducts research on investigations in situations of armed conflict under the directorship of Professor Noam Lubell, Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy.

Hélène Ramos dos Santos

Research Fellow

Helene Ramos dos Santos is the Senior Fellow–UN Liaison Officer in Geneva for the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI).

Miia Halme-Tuomisaari

Associate Research Fellow

Her areas of expertise include legal anthropology, international human rights, the history of human rights, migration and the UN treaty body system.

Clément Voule

Associate Researcher

Clément Nyaletsossi Voule is Associate Researcher at the Geneva Academy and UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association. He is also Senior Advisor at the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR).

Grazvydas Jasutis

Visiting Research Fellow

Grazvydas Jasutis conducts research on the assessment of international humanitarian law violations conducted during armed conflicts and their linkages with crimes committed afterwards, specifically in the contexts of Georgia and South Ossetia.

Marlene Payva

Visiting Research Fellow

Marlene Payva is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy. She is conducting her doctoral research at the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool.

Eric Tistounet

Visiting Research Fellow

Eric Tistounet is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy and Chief of the Human Rights Council Branch of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Matthias Vanhullebusch

Visiting Research Fellow

Matthias Vanhullebusch is Visiting Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy. He is also Associate Professor, Executive Director of the Asian Law Center and KoGuan Youth Legal Scholar at the KoGuan Law School of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2012.

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