Karine holds a degree in philosophy and international relations.
She worked with CCFD-Terre Solidaire, the leading French development NGO. She was in charge of the work with the media in relation to advocacy on several themes: corporate social responsibility, food sovereignty, fight against tax havens and conflict resolution.
Karine was previously employed by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).
Aisha Gilani is a UK Barrister who holds a Bachelor and Master of Law.
She has more than 15 years’ experience working in policy development, public affairs and communications with the UK government, the Commonwealth, United Nations organisations and civil society, including several years working in international affairs. She is an expert in international human rights law, with experience in post-conflict reconstruction. She brings to Human Dignity a wide range of expertise in advocacy, strategic communications, press and public affairs, campaigns, and civil society engagement.
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Anita is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Master’s degree in Public International Law from the Queen Mary, University of London. She has 10 years’ experience in the human rights and governance sector and has received Advanced Human Rights training on Social Economic Rights Litigation.
Anita has passion for women and girl child rights, specifically using international and national human rights law in advancing women’s rights. She has also worked as a Programme Manager, Access to Justice at the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists, leading and designing strategies around access to justice aa well as leading efforts towards international treaty body monitoring processes.
She has conducted research for both the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya and the Open Society Justice Initiative. Anita is a member of the Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya, Law Society of Kenya and the International Commission of Jurists – Kenyan Section.
Based in Brussels, Yared is the Executive Director of the Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia (AHRE). He was a senior human rights investigator with the Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO), the most prominent human rights organization in Ethiopia. He has been forced to flee his home country, Ethiopia because of his career. Yared has extensive experience in human rights research and advocacy at different level that spans more than two decades.
Based in Geneva, Clément is currently the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. He is also Associate Researcher at the Geneva Academy and Senior Advisor at the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR).
Between 2011 and June 2020, Clement was an expert member of the Working Group on Human and Peoples' Rights on Extractive Industries, the Environment and Human Rights Violations in Africa. He previously led ISHR’s work to support human rights defenders in states in transition and coordinated the organization’s work in Africa as African Advocacy Director.
Clement was also Secretary General of the Togolese Coalition of Human Rights Defenders and the Amnesty International section in Togo.
Karina studied law in France and Colombia and holds a Master’s degree in International law from the University Panthéon-Assas Paris 2.
Passionate about human rights and development issues, Karina has worked and volunteered for the EU, the UN as well as several NGOs, including ECPM and Parliamentarians for Global Action. Between January 2018 and June 2019, she worked for the Bulgarian Red Cross and IOM on projects providing humanitarian assistance and integration support to asylum seekers and refugees in Bulgaria.
Karina has lived and worked in Bulgaria, France, Colombia, Mexico, the Netherlands and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Bulgarian. She is currently based in Malawi where she works as a Project Support Officer for United Purpose, a community-led development NGO.
Convinced that the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights is the key to sustainable development, social justice and equality in Sub-Saharan Africa, she decided to join Human Dignity as a volunteer in 2017.
She is currently a clinician at the International Human Rights Institute (Fondation René Cassin) and a volunteer at the French Human Rights League (LDH). Fluent in French, English and German, Anna is assisting the Secretariat on the promotion of ESCR in 6 countries and the development of our Platform on ESCR in Africa.