Our team reflects the multiregional and multi-layered nature of our network and includes:
the editors: they lead the initiative, communicating with contributors and prospective contributors about matters such as the initiative’s scope and approach; coordinating the light-touch review process and completing light editing; publishing the submissions, and promoting them via the Global Campus website and social media channels.
the advisors: they provide guidance, eg, they may recommend a specific blog or interview series, or propose a virtual roundtable to highlight a particular issue or foreground a dimension related to the Global Campus’ unique character.
the reviewers: they provide light-touch reviews focused on relevance, fairness and accuracy.
Yousra Abourabi in assistant professor of political science and international relations at Sciences Po Rabat, International University of Rabat. She holds a Phd from Université Jean Moulin Lyon.
Her research is focused on Morocco's foreign policy and African governance in the areas of Climate Change, Gender, Migration and Security. She has published numerous papers as well as two books: "Maroc", De Boeck 2019, and "La politique africaine du Maroc. Identité de Rôle et Projection de Puissance", Brill 2020.
She is visiting professor at Sciences Po Grenoble and Saint Joseph University Beirut. She is also a member of the Political Affairs cluster of the Economic, Social and Cultural Cluster of the African Union, and former Fellow of the Käte Hamburger Center ‘Law as Culture’.
GC Human Rights Prearedness Founding Editor
Kalliope Agapiou Josephides, PhD in Political Science, Paris I Panthéon - Sorbonne University, is a Jean Monnet Chair holder (2001) and Assistant Professor at the University of Cyprus. She sits on the Council of the Global Campus of Human Rights and is the European Master’s Director for the University of Cyprus.
She served as chair of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EU Agency) and Vice- President of the European Inter University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation. She is a founding member of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network, and a member of the scientific advisory board of the European Yearbook of Human Rights.
She has a great interest, and long experience, in the nexus of human rights and gender equality. She has participated in and led several national and international research projects. She served as lead author in the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty and the European Parliament study on Women’s Rights During Democratic Transitions. She has served as academic convener/speaker at high-level international events and has taught/delivered lectures around the world.
Chiara Altafin is research manager at the Global Campus Headquarters in Venice, where she worked as one of the lead researchers on the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, and as senior researcher on the FP7 project 'Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies'. She has been a teaching fellow for the European Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation since September 2015.
She holds a PhD in International Law and an LLM in Comparative, European and International Laws, both from the European University Institute, and a Master’s in Rule of Law, Democracy and Human Rights from LUISS University. She graduated cum laude at the Law Department of Roma Tre University and has been admitted to the Italian Bar.
Her main research interests are: children’s rights; economic, social and cultural rights in times of crisis, including in contexts of armed conflict and occupation; business and human rights; social justice; and environmental justice.
University of Pretoria
Dr Ashwanee Budoo is programme manager of the Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.
She is a women’s rights advocate with research interests in the African human rights system, with a focus on the rights of women and girls.
She also teaches on different programmes and supervises master's, doctoral and undergraduate students.
University of San Martin, Buenos Aires
Professor Veronica Gomez is President of the Global Campus of Human Rights.
She is professor of law at the University of San Martin (UNSAM). She is director for education at Global Campus Latin America (LATMA) in Buenos Aires (2011-). She is responsible for various international human rights programmes with the participation of regional stakeholders. She holds a degree in international law (UBA) and an LLM (Nottingham).
Her field of expertise is in the area of international and regional protection of human rights, and genetics and human rights.
Her professional path includes her role as Principal Specialist at the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights of the Organisation of American States in Washington DC (1998-2009) and as a Senior Advisor on Human Rights at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina (2010-2011).
Dr Mike Hayes is a lecturer at the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Mahidol University's Salaya Campus. He is the programme chair of APMA, the Asia Pacific Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation.
He has been active in developing the capacity of lecturers to teach and research human rights at higher education institutions in Southeast Asia.
His research interests include migration, non-citizens and human rights advocacy.
GC Human Rights Prearedness Founding Editor
Thérèse Murphy is professor of law and director of the Health & Human Rights Unit at Queen’s University Belfast. She is also chairperson of the European Master's on Human Rights and Democratisation, and serves on the Council of the Global Campus of Human Rights. A former Fulbright fellow, she studied law at University College Dublin and the University of Cambridge, and was admitted to the bar at King’s Inns, Dublin.
Her field of expertise is human rights law and practice, with particular interests in health, science and technology, and human rights method.
She is a member of the editorial board of the Human Rights Law Review, associate editor of BMC International Health & Human Rights and co-editor of the Bloomsbury/Hart book series, Law and Health. She sits on the Moral & Ethical Advisory Group established by the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care.
Ayodele Atsenuwa is Professor of Law at the University of Lagos and a member of the network that delivers the Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.
Her research interests are human rights, gender and the law, criminal law and criminal justice, and health law.
She is a member of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers and the African Consortium on Law and Religion. Her publications include ‘Promoting sexual and reproductive rights through legislative interventions: a case study of child rights legislation and early marriage in Nigeria’ in Ngwena and Durojaiye (eds), Strengthening Protection of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the African Region through Human Rights (Pretoria: PULP, 2014).
University of Pretoria
Professor Frans Viljoen is director of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. He is the Programme Director of the Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa, and a vice-president of the Global Campus of Human Rights. He studied law at the University of Pretoria and Cambridge University.
His research area is international human rights law, with a focus on the African regional human rights system.
He is editor of the African Human Rights Law Journal, the African Human Rights Yearbook and Global Campus Human Rights Journal.
University of Rabat
Karim Emile Bitar is acting director of the Institute of Political Science at the Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ) and director of the Arab Master's in Democracy and Human Rights.
He is a professor of international relations at USJ, at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS) and at the Institute for International and Strategic Relations in Paris.
He is an associate fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Switzerland, and the editor of L’ENA hors les murs, a monthly public affairs magazine. He is an alumnus of France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration (Cyrano de Bergerac Cohort, 1997-1999).
Ravi Prakash Vyas
Kathmandu School of Law
Ravi Prakash Vyas is an assistant professor of international law and human rights at Kathmandu School of Law. He is also programme coordinator of the Asia Pacific Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation. Previously, he worked as a consultant (proceedings) at the National Human Rights Commission of India.
He is a qualified advocate eligible to practice in the Supreme Court of India. He holds a law degree from India and a master’s in human rights and democratisation from the University of Sydney.
He is executive director at the Asian Association of Law Professors and managing editor of Kathmandu School of Law Review.
Universitas Gadjah Mada
Amalinda Savirani is an associate professor at the Department of Politics and Government in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the Universitas Gadjah Mada. She has served as head of department since 2016.
Her research interests cover issues of social and political movement among marginal groups such as the urban poor, labour, and women’s political participation, and their linkages to political representative institutions.
She has been a visiting fellow at the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne.
Yerevan State University
Ashot Aleksanyan is a Doctor of Politics, Professor at the Chair of Theory and History of Political Science of Faculty of International Relations, as well as Lecturer and Expert of the Center for European Studies of Yerevan State University.
His main interests are civil society, social partnership, and political rights and freedoms.
He has been a DAAD-Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Political Science of Leibniz University of Hannover (2002, 2003, 2008, 2009), the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science of Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (2013) and the Institute for East European Studies of Free University of Berlin (2016), as well as the EU Erasmus Mundus «ALRAKIS» project Visiting Scientist at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2012) and the EU Erasmus Mundus «EMBER» project Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Political Science of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (2016-2019).
Yerevan State University
Kristine Gevorgyan is coordinator of the Global Campus Caucasus programme at the Centre for European Studies, Yerevan State University.
She holds a Master’s degree in Euroculture from Uppsala University, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in English Philology from Yerevan State University.
Her research interests are cognitive linguistics, memory, linguistic rights and education. She is a member of the Erasmus+ Higher Education Reform Experts’ group (Armenia).
Ruhr University of Bochum
Hans-Joachim Heintze is professor of international law at the Ruhr University of Bochum. He is vice-chair of the European Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation, and Bochum's director of the European Master’s programme Network on Humanitarian Action. He sits on the board of the European Master’s programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in South East Europe (Sarajevo).
He studied law and published a doctoral thesis on the law of state succession. He joined the Ruhr University in 1990 and teaches at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict.
His research interests are human rights, international humanitarian law and disaster response law.
Orla Ní Cheallacháin
Dr Orla Ní Cheallacháin is the Programme Director of the European Master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratisation at the Global Campus of Human Rights, Venice.
She holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from University College Dublin where she was a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, funded by the Irish Research Council. She also holds an MSc (Econ) in Terrorism and International Relations from Aberystwyth University, Wales and a BA in History and Italian from University College Cork, Ireland.
Her research interests include critical approaches to security (and political violence in particular), the role of gender in peace and conflict, critical discourse analysis, and political theory. Her PhD examined the role of the UK House of Commons in the normalisation of emergency counter-terrorism laws. She is also interested in how diverse ‘ways of knowing’ shape expertise and knowledge production.
Carlos Joel Zelada Acuna
Universidad del Pacífico
Carlos J. Zelada is chair of the Academic Department of Law at the Universidad del Pacífico where he teaches international and human rights law. He is a member of the scientific committee of LATMA, the Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
He is a graduate (Abogado) from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University.
Professor Zelada’s research uses interdisciplinary materials from sociology, history and social theory to explore issues of development and structural discrimination.
Roberta Camineiro Baggio
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Roberta Camineiro Baggio is Professor at the Law School at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil, and a professor within the Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LATMA), which is part of the Global Campus of Human Rights.
She graduated in law at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU), has a master’s in law from the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), and a PhD in law from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC).
Her research interests are constitutionalism in Latin America, and migration and refugees.
She is the coordinator of the Chair Sérgio Vieira de Mello (UNHCR) and the Clinical Law and Support Group for Immigrants and Refugees (GAIRE) at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.
Policy and Citizens's Observatory: Migration, Digitalization, Climate
Anna Krasteva is professor and member of the Board of ERMA (University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna), and a doctor honoris causa of the University of Lille. She led the Global Campus project, ‘Securitization and its impact on human rights and human security’.
Her main fields of research and teaching are migration policies and politics, far-right populism and youth extremism, and civic mobilisations and citizenship.
She is editor-in-chief of Southeastern Europe, and a member of the editorial board of Nationalism and Ethnic Politics. Her recent publications include the co-edited book, Citizens’ Activism and Solidarity Movements: Contending with Populism.
University of Sarajevo
Asim Mujkić is a full professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Sarajevo, and co-director of ERMA, the European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe.
He teaches philosophy, and ethics and the political elites.
Professor George Ulrich is Academic Director of the Global Campus of Human Rights. Previously, from 2009-2016, he was Rector and Professor of Human Rights at the Riga Graduate School of Law. He studied philosophy at the University of Toronto, and social anthropology and history of ideas at Aarhus University.
His research interests include the history and philosophy of human rights, human rights diplomacy, human rights and development cooperation, health and human rights, international medical ethics, and ethics for human rights professionals.
A key focus of his teaching is to equip students to effectively engage with expressions of human rights scepticism.
Rosie Cowan is the English language editor of the Global Campus-Human Rights Preparedness blog and mentors its regional correspondents.
Rosie has 20 years’ experience as a news and investigative journalist. A former Guardian Ireland correspondent, she documented the Northern Irish peace process and filed ground-breaking reports revealing security force collusion with loyalist paramilitaries and unmasking IRA double agent Freddie ‘Stakeknife’ Scappaticci. As the Guardian crime correspondent, she covered the 7/7 London bombings in 2005 and the erroneous police shooting of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes in their aftermath, plus numerous other major stories, including probes into the illegal drugs trade and gang killings. She was previously deputy Ireland editor and Irish political editor of leading UK news agency, the Press Association, and business editor of Northern Ireland’s largest daily newspaper, the Belfast Telegraph, where she started her journalism career as a graduate trainee.
Rosie has an MA (Hons) in English Literature from Edinburgh University and a Masters in Law (with distinction) from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in 2018, where she is currently undertaking a PhD. Her doctoral thesis focuses on juror decision-making in rape trials and she is particularly interested in gender equality, criminal justice processes and the psychology of law.