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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.

Christophe Golay

Senior Research Fellow

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

Jonathan Andrew

Research Fellow

Dr Andrew conducts research on the nexus of human rights law with the development of neurotechnologies, emerging issues stemming from new technologies’ use in the military domain, and the deployment of dual-use technologies by law enforcement.

Milena Costas

Research Fellow

Milena Costas is a human rights expert and law-practitioner and a member of the UN Human Rights Council’s Advisory Committee.

Eugénie Duss

Research Fellow

Eugénie Duss is a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy

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


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.

Beatrice Meretti

Research Assistant

Beatrice Meretti is Researcher at the Geneva Academy working in the Digitalization and New Technologies, and Sustainable Development projects.

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.

Timo Istace

Associate Researcher

His areas of expertise encompass human rights law, medical law, philosophy of law, and bioethics.

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.

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.

Stavros-Evdokimos Pantazopoulos

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Stavros-Evdokimos Pantazopoulos is a post-doctoral researcher with the Toxic Crimes project of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy.