Gender-based violence in the context of migration
Lecurers and Experts
Reflecting the Global Campus of Human Rights international spirit and multidimensional approach, the course is taught by academics and experts drawn from all regions of the world and a cross-section of constituencies, enabling participants to benefit from rich and varied competences, experiences and knowledge.
The course has been developed under the leadership of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) managed by the European Inter-University Centre in Venice, Italy and the Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratization in Asia Pacific (APMA) coordinated by the University of Mahidol in Bangkok, Thailand.
She is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus. In 2001 she was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration.
She holds a PhD in Political Science from Sorbonne University, PARIS I Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Post Graduate Diploma in High European Studies.
She also hold a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in History of the XXth Century (International Relations) from the Robert Schuman STRASBOURG III University. a Degree in Applied Foreign Languages (French-English-German) from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University PARIS III.
Her current research interests and publications include: European Political Integration, Human Rights and Democratisation, Women and Politics, Europeanization/Cyprus-EU relations, EU Mediterranean Policy/ Partnership.
She is Professor of International Migration and British Academy Global Professor Fellow (2019-2022) at the Queen Mary University of London, UK.
Prior to taking up this post, she was Founding Director of the Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre (SAPMiC) at the University of Sydney, Australia, where she was also the Director of the Master in Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia-Pacific).
As a political sociologist and migration scholar, her broad areas of interest cover migrant precarity and decent work, advocacy politics and strategies, multi-layered governance of labour migration (with specific interest in the role of the ILO) and gendered migration.
Her work cuts across human rights studies, development studies and the emerging field of global and transnational social policy. Nicola’s empirical focus is on the Asia-Pacific region but she has conducted fieldwork in Latin America, Europe and Oceania, and is involved in research consortia which include Africa.
Teresa Pizarro Beleza
She is Full Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the new School of Law of NOVA (New University of Lisbon).
She graduated in Law from the University of Coimbra and went on to Cambridge University for an M.Phil in Criminology.
PhD in Law was awarded by the University of Lisbon, where she has taught for many years before moving to NOVA in 1998.
Her main fields of interest are Criminal Law and Procedure, Gender, Equality and Discrimination, Human Rights. Non-academic affiliations include: Member of Public Prosecutors Governing Council (1996-2000); Vice-President of “Centro de Bem Estar Social”, Parish of Sesimbra, daycare centre for children from 6 months up to 10 years of age (1997-2002); EU expert in EU-China and EU-Iran Dialogues on Human Rights (1999-2002); Member of the CPT (Committee for the Prevention of Torture, Council of Europe) in reference of Portugal (1999-2003).
Pablo Ceriani Cernadas
Vice-Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Their Families (CMW).
Coordinator of the Migration & Asylum Program at the Center for Justice and Human Rights of the National University of Lanús (UNLA, Argentina) and the Director of the Postgraduate Course on Migration, Asylum and Human Rights (UNLA).
Professor on Migration & Human Rights at the Master on Human Rights (UNLA), Master in Human Rights and Democratization (National University of San Martin) and Law School (University of Buenos Aires). Member of the Advisory Board of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
He has been Consultant of UNICEF, ILO and UNFPA on initiatives on migration policices and human rights. Member of Global Migration Policy Associates (GMPA). Former Coordinator of the Legal Clinic for Immigrants and Refugees’ Rights (University of Buenos Aires) and former Coordinator of the Program on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CELS, Argentina). Lawyer (University of Buenos Aires). PhD in Human Rights (University of Valencia, Spain; Thesis on the rights of children in the context of migration). Master in International Migration and Migration Law (European University of Madrid).
She holds a D.E.A. in political and administrative sciences from the Institute of Political Sciences of Saint Joseph University of Beirut and was awarded the Samir Kassir Award for the freedom of the press, for the year 2007 by the EU.
Chemaly is the author of an in-depth research on civil movements and revolutions, published at L'Harmattan, Paris, and co-author of a roadmap on Lebanese legislation related to women. Chemaly is a lecturer on political sociology, social media and advocacy.
She is also responsible of projects with International agencies such as UNFPA, NGOs, collectives and research centers and national women machinery (NCLW) working in the field of human rights, development and gender in Lebanon. Additionally, she blogs on democracy, the rule of law, discrimination and gender issues in Lebanon and the Arab World.
Senior Migration Specialist in the ILO’s Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut
Ryszard Cholewinski is the Senior Migration Specialist in the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut. Previously, he was the Migration Policy Specialist in the Labour Migration Branch in the Conditions of Work and Equality Department at ILO Headquarters in Geneva. His current responsibilities include work on policy, research, training and technical cooperation activities in the Arab States region, in collaboration with other units in ILO Headquarters, field offices and ILO’s tripartite constituents, with a view to advancing ILO’s fair migration agenda.
He is a lawyer by training with 13 years of previous experience in an academic setting. He has written widely on the human rights of migrants, international labour migration, and various aspects of European law and policy relating to migration and asylum. In particular, he is the author of Migrant Workers in International Human Rights Law: Their Protection in Countries of Employment (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1997) and two publications for the Council of Europe The Legal Status of Migrants Admitted for Employment (2004), and Irregular Migrants: Access to Minimum Social Rights (2005).
Most recently, he was the lead author of Addressing governance challenges in a changing labour migration landscape , thethe report for the general discussion on labour migration at the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference in June 2017. He was also one of the principal authors of the Handbook for Parliamentarians on Migration, human rights and governance (October 2015), a joint publication of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the ILO and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Prior to joining the ILO in September 2010, he was a Senior Migration Policy and Research Specialist at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva and Reader in Law at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. While at IOM, he was co-editor-in-chief of World Migration 2008: Managing Labour Mobility in the Evolving Global Economy and co-authored two editions of the Handbook on Establishing Effective Labour Migration Policies in Countries of Origin and Destination (2006, 2007), a joint publication of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), IOM and ILO.
He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Ottawa, a Master in Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Leicester.
Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law
Prof. François Crépeau
François Crépeau is Full Professor and the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, at the Faculty of Law of McGill University, as well as the Director of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. He is the 2017-2018 International Francqui Professor Chair at Université catholique de Louvain, in collaboration with six other Belgian universities, and has been a guest professor at the Université catholique de Louvain every year since 2010. He was the 2016-2017 Robert F. Drinan, S.J. Visiting Professor of Human Rights Chair at Georgetown University (Washington, DC).
He was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants between 2011 and 2017. In this capacity, he has conducted official visits to Albania, Tunisia, Turkey, Italy (two times), Greece (two times), Qatar, Sri Lanka, Malta, the European institutions in Brussels and Vienna (several times), Angola, Australia and Nauru. He has also produced several thematic reports: the detention of migrants, the protection of migrants’ rights at the external borders of the European Union (two times), climate change and migration, global migration governance (two times), labour exploitation of migrants, labour recruitment practices, trade agreements and migration. He was the Chair of the Coordination Committee of the United Nations Human Rights Procedures (2014-2015).
He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Migration Initiative of the Open Society Foundations (NY). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Bureau for Children’s Rights (Montreal). He is a member of several editorial boards: Journal of Refugee Studies, International Journal of Refugee Law, Refuge, Droits fondamentaux, European Journal of Human Rights, Inter Gentes – McGill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, and an Advocatus Emeritus of the Quebec Bar Association. He heads the “Mondialisation et droit international” collection (29 books published to date) at Éditions Bruylant-Larcier (Brussels).
He has given many conferences, published numerous articles, and written, edited or coedited ten books: Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration and the Law (2017). Human Rights & Diverse Societies (2014), Terrorism, Law and Democracy: 10 Years after 9/11 – Terrorisme, Droit et Démocratie : 10 ans après le 11 septembre 2001 (2012), Recueil de droit des réfugiés: Instruments, Jurisprudences et Documents (The Refugee Law Reader) (1re éd. 2010, 2e éd. 2012), Les migrations internationales contemporaines – Une dynamique complexe au cœur de la globalisation (2009), Penser l'international, Perspectives et contributions des sciences sociales (2007), Forced Migration and Global Processes - A View from Forced Migration Studies (2006), Les juridictions internationales: complémentarité ou concurrence ? (2005), Mondialisation des échanges et fonctions de l'État (1997), Droit d'asile : De l'hospitalité aux contrôles migratoires (1995).
Helena Ferro de Gouveia
She was born in Bissau and grew up in Lisbon. She holds a degree in Communication Sciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a post-graduate degree in Communication Law from the Coimbra Law School.
She made her first steps in journalism in 1996 and since then has worked in various Portuguese and international media.
She has collaborated with Deutsche Welle in Portuguese since 2006. During her professional career she has been reporting in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Malaysia, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, East Timor, the United States, etc.
In parallel to her journalistic activity, she is a trainer of DW Akademie. She has been a lecturer in journalism courses for peace, political journalism, journalism in conflict regions and economic journalism in East Timor, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau and Namibia.
She is a GBV and human rights specialist with extensive experience with international and regional organisations as well as NGOs in a cross-section of human rights field mission.
After several years of experience working with the UN Expert on Missing Persons in the Former Yugoslavia and gaining a European Masters Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation, she joined the OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2000 where she first worked as Human Rights Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and from 2007 as Deputy Director of the Human Rights Department.
After leaving the Balkans and a short experience with a Women’s Rights NGO in Islamabad, Pakistan, she moved to Kyrgyzstan, where she held different positions with UNHCR, OHCHR and UNDP with focus on post emergency humanitarian and human rights work as well as peace-building.
In mid-2014, she joined UNHCR in the Middle-East and North Africa Bureau in Amman and Cairo, with focus on sexual and gender-based violence in post emergency situations. As of October 2014, she is working with UNHCR, Safe from the Start, focusing on prevention of and response to sexual and gender based violence in emergency situation, including in Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Italy.
Maria Daniella Marouda
She is Assistant Professor of International Law, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at Panteion University of Social and Political Studies in Athens.
Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance of the Council of Europe (ECRI), Jean Monnet Chair Holder. Alternate Director, European Training and Research Centre on Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, Panteion University of Social and Political Studies.
Member of the Comité pour le Concours Jean Pictet since 2003. Member of the National Committee for Human Rights, 2009-2012. Counsellor of Greece before the International Court of Justice in the case on Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Italy v. Germany, Greece intervening), 2011-2012.
Protection Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sri Lanka, 1997-1999, Cooperation Delegate 2000-2002, IHL Consultant for the Hellenic Red Cross. Numerous publications on state responsibility for serious violations of international law; war crimes; crimes against humanity and genocide, as well as on humanitarian law and action; human rights and refugee and migration protection.
Laura is a technical field adviser, trainer, researcher and evaluator in the areas of sexual and gender-based violence and has been working within the human rights, humanitarian and international relief fields since 2005.
She regularly works with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the area of medical and psychosocial response to sexual violence, with the All Survivors Project (ASP) on research on conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys, and with other national and international non-governmental organisations in several contexts.
With a background in international and diplomatic sciences, Laura obtained a European Master’s (E.MA) in Human Rights and Democratisation from the Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) in 2007 and qualified as an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) from the University of Worcester (UK) in 2016.
Amparita Sta. Maria
She graduated with honors from the Ateneo Law School (LL.B.) and obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the University of Toronto under a Reproductive Health Fellowship, as part of the Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health Graduate Scholarships of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.
She is concurrently the Director of the Ateneo Graduate Legal Studies Institute and the Urduja Women’s Desk of the Ateneo Human Rights Center. She joined the faculty in 1991.
In 2002, she introduced Gender and the Law, an elective which discusses women’s rights and gender discrimination. She is also a Professorial Lecturer in International and Human Rights Law at the Philippine Judicial Academy. She has been involved in the training of judges, court lawyers and personnel in human rights, women’s rights and gender sensitivity; and continues to lecture on these topics and on other emerging human rights and gender-related issues.