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Ms. Karinna Moskalenko (Russian Federation)

Karinna MoskalenkoKarinna Moskalenko is a human rights lawyer who in 2001 became the first Russian lawyer to successfully plead a case at the European Court of Human Rights. Since 2017, she has been Director of Centre de la protection internationale in Strasbourg. From 1999 to 2007, she was a member of the Expert Council for the Plenipotentiary on Human Rights for the Russian Federation. Since 1999, she has been a member of Moscow Helsinki Group. She works as a legal expert for the Centre of Assistance to International Protection in Moscow, which she founded in 1994. The Centre has filed and won more than 500 hundreds cases before the European Court of Human Rights. Ms. Moskalenko is an honourable member of the International Commission of Jurists, where she was a Commissioner from 2003 to 2018.


Dr. Monika Stanisława Płatek (Poland)

Dr. Monika Stanisława PłatekDr. Monika Stanisława Płatek is a Professor and Head of the Department of Criminology within the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw. She further serves as Head of the Laboratory at the Executive Penal Law and Criminal Policy Unit. Dr. Płatek’s research focuses on penal systems, criminal and civil law, gender studies, and feminist jurisprudence. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Criminology in the University of Cambridge. In addition, Dr. Płatek has worked as an international prison and criminal justice expert, cooperating with regional and national organizations such as the OSCE and the Council of Europe, as well as with civil society. She has served as the Plenipotentiary of the Polish Ombudsman and provided legal and human rights expertise to the Human Rights Commission of the Polish Parliament. Her practical experience also includes monitoring human rights in places of detention and prison reform across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.


Ms. Susan Bazilli (Canada)

Susan BazilliSusan Bazilli, Director of International Women’s Rights Project (IWRP), is a lawyer, researcher, educator, and advocate who has worked globally on issues of women’s rights and human rights for the past 30 years. She is the author of numerous publications on women’s rights, including the ground-breaking text "Putting Women on the Agenda: Women, Law and the Constitution in Southern Africa". From 1998 to the present, Ms. Bazilli has been associated with the IWRP in Canada and at the international level. Her work has included women’s human rights training in the Balkans, the Baltic region and East Africa, as well as missions for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and various missions for the UN in South East Asia, Central Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.