Mutua K. Kobia

Kenya / Switzerland

Mutua Kobia joined GICJ in January 2017. After graduating with a Master Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Geneva School of Diplomacy (2013) in Geneva, Switzerland, Mutua has been very active in the NGO Community in Geneva. Gender relations, the environment, and indigenous communities has been the interest and focus of much of his work particularly at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Mutua also holds a Bachelor of Philosophy from Hope College, Holland, Michigan. He intends to expand his knowledge in the field of human rights, international law, and justice as well as taking a more hands on approach and involvement with grass roots work and local on-the-ground projects.

Alessandra Zanzi

Switzerland

Alessandra joined GICJ in September 2017. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Socioeconomics at the University of Geneva, where she is studying topics such as demography and migrations. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a major in Social Science and a minor in Psychology from the University of Lausanne. She is very interested in humanitarian issues and in international human rights, especially in the issue of racial discrimination. Alessandra speaks Italian, French, English and some Spanish.

Marjon Tytgat

Belgium

Marjon joined GICJ in January 2018. She recently graduated with a Masters Degree in International Law from the Free University Brussels, Belgium. She also completed some of her coursework at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Marjon wrote her Master thesis on international humanitarian law. She is very interested in humanitarian issues and human rights law. By working at GICJ Marjon hopes to learn more about international diplomacy and UN operations. She speaks Dutch (mother-tongue), English, French.

Konstantinos Kakavoulis

Greece

Konstantinos joined GICJ in January 2018. He is an international human rights lawyer, holding an LL.M. in Public International Law and Human Rights from Utrecht University (2017) and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has been involved in NGOs and been active as a lawyer for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Southeast Mediterranean. He specializes on migrant and refugee rights, as well as freedom of expression and freedom of opinion. During his LL.M studies he focused on transnational corporations’ interference with human rights and he intends to expand his knowledge on the area. He is looking forward to a united EU, which will act as a pole of stability regarding the promotion and protection of human rights, and he is willing to make his contribution to this direction. Konstantinos speaks Greek, English, Spanish, French and a little bit of Italian.

Lisette Alberti

Netherlands


Lisette joined GICJ in December 2017. She graduated with a bachelor degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in July 2017 from Leiden University. She majored in World Politics and is interested in peace and conflict studies, and humanitarian issues. During her studies she focussed on the ethics in warfare, the role of journalism and information flows in conflict and International Relations theory.  Lisette speaks Dutch, English and a little bit of French and German.

Jennifer D. Tapia

Bolivia

Interested in the international human rights system, Jennifer joined GICJ in May 2017. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Commercial Engineering at Universidad del Valle, Bolivia (2011). She completed the Global Competitiveness Leadership Programme endorsed by Georgetown University in 2011. After completing her Bachelor's Degree, she worked for over 5 years in the Marketing and Fundraising area for NGO’s, private and educational institutions in Bolivia as head and responsible for social interactions. In the course of her Master’s studies in International Relations at Geneva School of Diplomacy, she focused on the global politics of armed conflict, as well as sustainable development and human rights. During her work at GICJ she specialized in human rights violations in the context of armed conflict, and country-focused situations of the MENA region. Currently, she is an active member of the WEF’s Global Shapers Community. Jennifer speaks Spanish, English and French.

Lamia Fadla

Switzerland / Algeria

Lamia joined GICJ in December 2015. She holds a bachelor of foreign language from the University of Annaba, Algeria. she has over 10 years’ experience working as a journalist for various Algerian newspapers. She recently accomplished the Certificate of Project Management Associate IPMA level D from VZPM Switzerland. she is very passionate about women and children’s rights and about the rights of refugees, she shows interest in the issues surrounding armed conflict in the MENA region. Lamia also has experience in writing press releases and statements, maintain relations with media and the press and tracking and monitoring information. She also has excellent translation skills from French and English to Arabic. She is also doing volunteer work with the United Nations Women's Guild. she speaks Arabic, French, English and Italian.

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