Hannah Mulhern

Ireland

Hannah joined the GICJ team in January 2021. Prior to joining the team, Hannah graduated with an LL.M from Maastricht University in 2020, where she was part of their Globalisation and Law programme, specialising in Human Rights. Before commencing her Masters, Hannah had studied at Dublin City University where she graduated with a Joint Honours International Degree in Law and Media, having also spent one year on Erasmus at Corvinus University of Budapest. Between her Bachelor and master’s studies, Hannah lived in New York for 1.5 years. She had the opportunity to spend some of this time as an intern with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. During her time there, she has deeply involved in providing research support for an organization-wide evaluation, examining OCHA’s Duty of Care in High Risk Environments. Hannah is very passionate about both international Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law. She is excited to join GICJ to learn more, from both her colleagues and her assigned projects, about the practical role civil society plays in the protection of Human Rights.

Clélia Jeandin

Switzerland

Clélia joined the GICJ team in January 2021. Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, she holds a Master’s degree in International studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS University of London). Prior to this, she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese studies from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO, Paris). In the course of her bachelor´s degree, she also completed a semester at the East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, during which she had the opportunity to improve her knowledge of chinese while teaching french on campus. Throughout her studies and experiences abroad, she specialized in Asia Pacific states’ social and political context, and notably developed her knowledge of their internal development challenges, whether they be of political, ethnic or economic nature. She is very interested in diplomacy, and more particularly in the ways in which multilateralism and international organizations are evolving to respond to contemporary humanitarian issues. Clélia speaks french, english, chinese and german. With GICJ, she looks forward to learn more about international human rights law and how non-governmental organizations interact with the UN.

 

Laura Calderón Pachón

Colombia


Laura joined the GICJ team in November 2020. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, she is currently studying Law with an emphasis in Journalism and Public opinion at Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, D.C. During her semester abroad at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, she followed Journalism and International Law related courses. She´s been working as a teacher’s assistant for lawyers in Colombia in courses such as: state structure, territories, principles and public finances. She has been involved with international investigation committee´s in moot court competitions and has volunteered with social issues in her country for the past seven years. She has experience in handling legal cases, reviewing legal documents in public hearings and researching. She has a great capacity for oral, digital and written communication with advocacy for decision-making and conflict resolution. Now, through her internship at GICJ, she hopes to learn about the international situations and try to speak for those whom voices aren't heard. She speaks English, Spanish and French.

Alejandro Fernàndez

Spain

Alejandro joined the GICJ in November 2020. He holds a Law degree from the University of Buenos Aires with an orientation in Criminal and Public International Law. He also pursued courses on juvenile delinquency and critical race theory during an exchange semester in Boston University School of Law. In 2018, he completed American University’s Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, which expanded his insight into the Inter-American and Universal human rights mechanisms. After working in the Buenos Aires court system for two years, he was admitted to the University of Groningen International Human Rights Law LLM programme, where he graduated cum laude. He has contributed to several research projects and collaborative publications on business and human rights, indigenous peoples in Latin America and LGBT rights, among other topics. He hopes his internship with the GICJ will give him a first-hand approach into human rights advocacy from civil society and thus enable him to develop a career focused on the protection of human rights.

Natalia Brusco

United States of America


Natalia joined the GICJ team in May 2020 from Berkeley, California. She is currently in her fourth year at UC Berkeley studying Global Studies, Italian, and Human Rights. Natalia is excited to have the opportunity to further her knowledge and research skills on international humanitarian law with GICJ. Her interest in laws pertaining to human rights began when she met refugees from Afghanistan when studying in Eastern Europe. Since then, she has studied other complex human rights issues such as human trafficking, terrorism, and genocides. She is looking to enhance her experience with human rights by immersing herself in a community passionate about solving them.

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.

Alexandra Grigorescu

Romania

Alexandra joined the GICJ team in February 2021. Born in Romania and raised in Spain, she studied Law with a Minor in International Relations. Winner of two scholarships for studying abroad, she become passioned about International Law during the year she spent as an exchange student at Utrecht University in The Netherlands and also during the semester spent in Bogotá, Colombia. She had the opportunity to deepen her knowledge in Public International Law and Diplomacy by doing two internships, one at the Romanian Embassy in Spain and the other one at the Romanian Embassy in Colombia. She also had the chance to get a closer view of the protection of the human rights and the right to reparation in International Law for victims of armed conflicts by conducting research at an International Criminal Law firm in Bogotá, Colombia. She become even more aware about international justice by participating in the Disarmament and International Security Committee to the Olympics of Model UN, at Harvard Model United Nations. She dedicates her spare time volunteering at the International Cooperation Department of the local Red Cross. She speaks Romanian, Spanish, English, Italian and French. At the GICJ she hopes to deepen her knowledge on international protection of human rights by combating impunity and also to raise awareness of gross violations of human rights and seek justice for the victims.

 

Nina Guibere

France

Nina joined the GICJ team in August 2020. She is now pursuing a Professional Master of Laws in International Administration at the Sorbonne. She holds a dual Bachelor of Laws in French law and Common law, as well as a bilingual Master of Laws in international and European law from Nanterre University. Throughout her studies, Nina has gotten involved in different projects, such as the Paris International Model United Nations for which she served as Deputy Secretary-General in 2019. She previously interned at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France before moving to Riga in order to work at the Embassy of France in Latvia. Through her work with GICJ, Nina is thrilled to get an even deeper insight into the practice of international human rights law. Her main areas of interest are gender equality, diplomacy, and questions related to Eastern Europe. Nina speaks French, English, Spanish and has a reading knowledge of a couple of other languages.

Claudia González

Spain


Claudia joined the GICJ in December 2020. she holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull, where she specialised in foreign policy. Throughout her undergraduate studies she focused on the MENA region and Latin America and took courses on international public law, human rights and peace studies. Moreover, she spent a semester abroad at American University in Washington, D.C., where she pursued courses on Arab-Israeli relations, and race issues across the Americas. Claudia has previously interned at the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect in New York, where she worked on the prevention and detention of mass atrocity crimes around the world. In 2020, she joined the Berlin-based NGO Democracy Reporting International, where she worked on a project that sought to promote human and labour rights in countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bolivia. Claudia is particularly interested in transitional justice, peace processes, human rights and international law, and hopes to use her time at GICJ to expand her knowledge of these fields as well as to advocate for the protection of people’s rights during and after conflict. Claudia speaks Spanish and English fluently and has knowledge of French, Arabic and German.

 

Razan al-Shammari

Sweden / Iraq

Razan has joined the GICJ team in July 2020 from Malmo, Sweden. She is currently studying Peace and Conflict Studies at Lund University. Born in Iraq, to live in Syria and then reunited with her family in Sweden, Razan has developed a keen interest in human rights, migration, refugees, war and peace. She has worked with the UNHCR and gained experience in the field of human rights of refugees. Given the opportunity to work with GICJ, she is excited to gain more knowledge of human rights law and international humanitarian law. She speaks English, Swedish, and Arabic fluently.

Irene Sacchetti

Italy


Irene joined the GICJ team in January 2021. She holds a LLM in Public International Law from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. Her research interests in human rights protection, migration and refugee law, as well as environmental issues and climate change law have been the main drivers of her academic career. She is a former exchange student at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, where she had the opportunity to further develop her knowledge of human rights law and international relations. Throughout her path of studies, Irene has been involved in multiple projects pertaining to environmental protection interlinked with human rights both in Europe and India. With GICJ, Irene aspires to actively contribute in promoting and reinforcing human rights law and to deepen her knowledge on current international human rights issues and working bodies mechanisms. She speaks Italian, English and French.

Diletta Deli

Switzerland/Italy


Diletta joined the GICJ team in September 2020. Born in Italy and raised in Switzerland, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Zürich and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the American University in Washington D.C. Diletta is interested in research, advocacy and policy analysis, and has previous international experience with NGOs, civil society organizations, and the United Nations in the field of migration, human rights and humanitarian crises. With GICJ, Diletta looks forward to enhancing her knowledge in the field of human rights and international law, as well as to getting familiar with and contributing to the work of international human rights bodies. She speaks English, Spanish and Italian fluently, and is currently learning French.

Marcel Florian Loehr

Germany


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.

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