Daniela Dönges

Special Procedures and Reporting Section


Daniela joined GICJ in January 2013. She holds a Master in specialized translation from the University of Geneva. She has undertaken visits to several countries in Middle East and Pakistan, where she was exposed to different culture and ways of life. She is passionate about intercultural dialogue and committed to the rights of minorities. As an officer in the reporting section of GICJ, she  is closely in touch with people on the ground and prepares updates for the OHCHR on cases of concern.

Yanet Bahena

Special Procedures and Reporting Section


Yanet holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and a Bachelors Degree in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Chicago. She spent two years as a project specialist for Illinois House of Representatives and later served as director of community and external affairs for a state legislator. Yanet has also volunteered and interned with various human rights, civil rights organizations including UNICEF, the Human Rights House Foundation and the Union of Arab Jurists. She is passionate about human rights, social justice, development, and their advancement. Yanet speaks English, Spanish and French.

Emad Morcos

Senior Arabic Translator

Egypt/ Switzerland

Emad holds a Master in translation and a French Language Diploma from the University of Geneva and a BA in educational sciences from Alexandria University. He cooperated with several other NGOs working for the promotion and protection of Human Rights as well as for international trade unions. He also worked as terminologist and translator for UN, ILO and WMO. His is working in Arabic, French and English and speaks Greek, Italian and Spanish.


Julia Aufderklamm

Human Rights Researcher

Austria/ Switzerland

Julia finished her Master degree in International and Comparative Law at Trinity College Dublin with a special focus on Islamic Law, after she received her Bachelor in International Relations from Oxford Brookes University, England in 2012. Her research areas pertain to the humanitarian intervention (R2P), women’s human rights in Shari’a Law and intercultural dialogue. She has worked with NGOs in Austria during her undergraduate degree and founded a political student newspaper at Oxford Brookes University. She is passionate about social injustice, human rights and intercultural dialogue.

Angela Bushati


Angela joined the GICJ in June 2013. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Educational Sciences and Research from the University of Geneva. She is very passionate about development, education, gender studies and human rights in general. She is particularly interested in women’s and children’s rights issues, in international cooperative education and in research towards innovative educational practices for sustainable development. She speaks Albanian, English, French and Italian.

Amélie Michel-Traverso


Having completed a Double Masters Degree from the Catholic University of Lyon, France that included a Professional degree in Theory and practice of Human Rights and an Extended degree in International Organizational Law and Protection of Human Rights Amélie continues to strengthen her knowledge in the field of law. In 2013, she completed an internship at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. Additionally, she has experience in voluntary work, most notably constructing wells in Africa with the association “Fabienne”. Amélie also holds a Master degree in European law from the University Jean Moulin Lyon 3rd Lyon, France (2012) and a Bachelor in law from the Catholic University of Lyon (2011) also in France.

Annapoorni Sitaraman


Annapoorni has a legal background, which includes working at Page and Partners (formerly Cavadini Golovtchiner Nikolic) as a legal traineeship where she advised and represented clients in court on civil, criminal and administrative matters, drafted legal applications and performed legal research among other tasks. Prior to this Annapoorni interned at Geneva for Human Rights – Global Training, the Centre for Civil and Political Rights, and at the Information Service of the United Nations all in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2013, she completed her Bar Exam (Geneva) and she also holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Profession and a Master of Law in International and European Law as well as a Bachelor of Law all from the University of Geneva.

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