Elizabeth Leach

United States

Elizabeth (E-Beth) Leach has joined the GICJ team coming all the way from Kansas City, Missouri. She is currently in her third year at Boston University studying International Relations and Arabic. After finishing a semester abroad in Rabat, Morocco studying the history of Islam and security in the Middle East and North Africa, she decided to continue her studies of public international law in Geneva. What excites her about working with the team is the opportunity to research global human rights issues, as she is extremely passionate about the right to quality education, eliminating all forms of discrimination, and gender equality. One of E-Beth's favorite things to do is to travel and taste new cuisines while learning about the cultures from which it originates

Marcel Florian Loehr


Marcel joined GICJ in January 2020. The internship is part the University of Malmo’s education leading up to a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. He also finished an extracurricular semester in International law and hopes to gain more insights in the issue area of human rights over the course of his internship. Before attending University, Marcel travelled and worked across Oceania and South East Asia where he started developing keen interest for human rights and the global political economy.

Valentina Ferreira Gutierrez


Valentina joined GICJ in August 2019. She completed a master’s degree in Foundations and Practices of Sustainability at the University of Lausanne. During her studies, she developed a keen interest in indigenous people’s cultures by working with associations defending the rights of the Mapuche people in Southern Chile and Argentina. She decided then to focus her final research on the animist view of the world by indigenous peoples and shamanism as a relational knowledge. Her principal areas of interest are human rights of indigenous peoples, women and LGBTQI+ people, but wishes to expand to a broader perspective by working at GICJ especially on racism, right to development and human rights during armed conflicts.

Mathieu James Fournier

Switzerland/United States

Mathieu is an American attorney with US and Swiss citizenship.  He has a strong international background, from a childhood spent in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. After obtaining his Masters in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, he spent his first professional experiences as an intern for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Sarajevo and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. He then received his Jurist Doctor from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. and subsequently worked in the corporate and commercial law field. Mathieu is a native French and English speaker. He joined GICJ in January 2020.

Eva Kehoe

 Czech Republic

Eva joined GICJ in November 2019. She completed Master’s degree in International and Comparative Justice at the University of Leeds, UK and PGCE at the University of Chichester, UK. She has worked in Criminal Justice in the UK and in the educational system in the UK and in Belgium. Through her work with GICJ Eva is looking forward to increasing her knowledge of Human Rights, Global Governance and Sustainability. She is especially interested in equality, international development and education. In addition, Eva hopes to expand her understanding of current global approaches to human rights and environmental issues. She speaks English, French, Czech and Slovak.  A keen athlete, she enjoys running, skiing, cycling and swimming.

Charlotte Taillon


Charlotte joined GICJ in January 2019. She is doing her Master Degree in International Law at Robert Gordon’s University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and holds a Bachelor Degree in International Law and European Union Law. During her university studies, she has worked with several NGOs specialized in human rights.  Before moving to Geneva she worked as Senior Legal Trainee at the Finnish Refugee Advice Center, a non-governmental law firm specialized in Asylum Law, where she conducted legal analysis and prepared different reports concerning international human rights violations. She is very passionate about refugee law, human rights law and international humanitarian law. She is particularly interested in women’s and children’s right and human trafficking issues. She speaks English, French, Finnish, Italian and Swedish. 

Alex Hassan Rendón Terrazas


Alex Hassan Rendón Terrazas is a licensed attorney in Bolivia. He graduated from the Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca in Bolivia, studied political science at l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes in France, and completed the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University - Washington College of Law in the USA. Alex has been volunteering for GICJ since October 2019. He is motivated to learn more about the Universal System of Human Rights, international human rights law and international refugee law.

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.

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