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Erica Harper

Head of Research and Policy Studies

Erica Harper is a practitioner-academic specializing in international criminal law, human rights law and post-conflict governance.

Eugénie Duss

Research Fellow

Eugénie Duss is a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy

Christophe Golay

Research Fellow

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

Nataliia Hendel

Research Fellow

Dr Nataliia Hendel is a Professor of international law at the International Humanitarian University in Odesa, Ukraine.

Francesco Romani

Research Fellow

His research interests include international humanitarian law, international cultural heritage law, human rights law, international responsibility and litigation, and the theory of sovereignty.

Clément Voule


Clément Nyaletsossi Voule is Researcher at the Geneva Academy and UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association.

Anna Rosalie Greipl

Research Assistant

Her areas of expertise include international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international human rights law, and the challenges raised by new technologies – in particular artificial intelligence – in these fields of international law.

Grace Chen

Associate Researcher

Her current research areas include the regulation of trade in torture equipment and equipment capable of being misused for torture, the detention of asylum seekers and migrants, and state diplomacy.

Steven J. Barela

Associate Research Fellow

Steven J. Barela research focuses on researching and integrating law, science and philosophy to formulate practical policy proposals.

Fulya Batur

Associate Research Fellow

Dr Fulya Batur conducts research on the rights of peasants, more particularly on the rights to seeds.

Joshua Niyo

Associate Research Fellow

Joshua Joseph Niyo is an Associate Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy.

Karine Peschard

Associate Research Fellow

Her expertise and publications relate to intellectual property regimes in agriculture, agrobiodiversity, legal activism and the rights of peasants, in particular the right to seeds.

Baïna Ubushieva

Associate Research Fellow

Her expertise and publications are centred around international and European human rights law, with a particular focus on the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

Vance Culbert

Visiting Research Fellow

Vance Culbert is a senior development and humanitarian professional who has managed operations for non-governmental organizations and UN agencies over the past twenty years.

Alice Edwards

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Alice Jill Edwards is the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Oxford University’s Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law.