Olga Lucía Abello R.

Graduated in Law (Pontifical Javeriana University), specialist in Public Law (Externado University of Colombia), Magister in Advanced Human Rights Studies and Ph.D. candidate (Carlos III University of Madrid). Experience in Human Rights defense and in the fields of Constitutional and Public law..

Ida Nafstad

Ida Nafstad has a PhD from the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo. She is currently employed as an Associate Senior Lecturer in Sociology of law at Lund University. Nafstad’s main research interest is law and marginalization – the excluding and integrating effects of legal orders. She is interested in exclusion of marginalized groups of the populations as it relates to criminal law and formal justice systems, the respond to this exclusion by means of creating other types of integrating mechanisms and informal legal orders, field specific norms, and social control, and the mutual effect and interrelation of exclusion and integration. These interests can be exemplified with studies of drug users on the streets of Oslo and the impact of law, privatization of public space, and social- and medical care on their everyday lives; the impact of the Israeli occupation on the justice- and security sector in Palestine; Roma non-state conflict resolution mechanism in Scandinavia and its relation to Scandinavian criminal justice systems; and how Swedish criminal courts handle a multicultural and pluralistic society through the case of Roma and their distinct legal culture. Nafstad is currently working with a research project called ‘The Social Construction of Parallel Society in the Swedish Public Discourse’. In this project she aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of how vulnerable areas are portrayed and created in the public discourse about parallel society, whether and how the approaches of the state’s coercive powers in the areas are affected by that discourse, and how that correspond with the inhabitants’ understandings of the areas.

Marc H. Vallès

He has a Law Degree from the University of Girona, a Master in Legal Culture from the University of Genoa, University of Austral de Chile and University of Girona. Likewise, he obtained a Master's Degree in Advocacy from the Open University of Catalonia and nowadays is Advisory Advisor to the UNESCO International Chair in Sustainable Human Development at University of Girona. Currently he is a Law lecturer at University of Girona and a PhD candidate at the University of Girona. His research is an ethnographic study in Romania about analysis of identification processes and power relations between the spoitori (Roma subgroup) and the rest of the non-Roma population (gadjé) within a communal space. Marc has wide interests in legal-political anthropology and sociology, ethnographic research methodology, and theory of identity and ethnicity and he has published two articles: "Familia, matrimonio y rito nupcial en la comunidad gitana: un breve análisis desde la antropología jurídica” (2017) and "El proceso de construcción y categorización de la alteridad: la categoría tigani/gitano en la historia de Rumanía” (2019). .

Oscar Pérez de la Fuente

Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy of Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. Accredited as Associated Professor since February 2011. Graduated in Law in the First Graduating Class of Pompeu Fabra University (1990-1994). Doctor and Extraordinary Award of doctorate within the Program of fundamental rights in the Carlos III University of Madrid (2003-2004). He authored some books and several scientfic articles on cultural pluralism, free speech and legal interpretation. Secretary of the Department of International Law, Eclesiatical Law and Philosophy of Law UC3M, Assistant Editor of “Derechos y Libertades”, Journal of human rights and Philosophy of Law. Coordinator of the “Cultural pluralism and rights of minorities” workshop. Secretary of the Research Committee 26 on human rights of IPSA, International Political Science Association

Azizjon Berdiqulov

He is an alumnus of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek's MA Politics and Security Programme. Azizjon’s research interests include ethnic minorities, democratization issues, elections, international development and regional integration. Previously he was working as the Programme Assistant on the Good Governance and Anti-Corruption issues with the OSCE Office in Tajikistan. He is currently working as the Project Assistant with the Minority Map and Timeline of Europe (MMTE). This project aims at providing free online access to database about minority communities living in 52 countries, including Central Asia and the Caucasus. In addition, Aziz is also pursuing his research interests in minority studies in Central Asia and the post-Soviet space and published several papers covering this areas Azizjon speaks English, Russian, Tajik, and Uzbek.

María-Cruz La Chica

Researcher at the Institute of Research in Latin American Studies of the University of Alcalá. Doctor of Latin American Literature of the Complutense University of Madrid. Master in Human Rights of Carlos III University of Madrid, and Expert in Equality of University of Alcalá. She completed a postdoctoral stay (2018-2019) at the UNAM Center of Mayan Studies in Mexico, a country where she spent six years researching indigenous oral tradition, a project that culminated in the publication of "Tojolabal Mayan Oral Tradition Narrative", Editorial Marcial Pons (2017).Her areas of interest are: Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Gender Studies.

Augusto Veloso Leão

He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Group on Population's Spatial Distribution (PUC Minas, Brazil) and PhD in International Relations at University of São Paulo (USP). His research is interdisciplinary, exploring themes in International Politics and Communication Sciences, especially the themes of international migration, public policy, and public debate.

Monique Falcão

Professor and Researcher at University Santa Ursula, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Coordinator of Institutional Group of Research “Subjects, Rights and Cities”. PhD in Theory and Philosophy of Law – UERJ. Master in Right to the City – UERJ. Visiting Researcher at Max Planck Institute. Member of RC Local - Global and RC Human Rights – IPSA / UNESCO

Valentina De Gregorio

She is Migrant Network Communications Manager at Slow Food International, Bra (Italy). Valentina has dedicated the last years of her academic and personal career to study and engage with delicate issues such food security and safety, cooperation and development, environmental protection and conscious choices of citizens in a global economy. After a French and Italian Law Bachelor’s Degree, Valentina joined the Master of Research in Food, Law and Finance of the International University College (Turin), while contributing to the researching activities of the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy (Milan) on exploitation of migrant labor in Italian and European agriculture. The connection between food and human rights led her to cooperate with the Civil Society Mechanism for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security within the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, Rome), exploring the root causes and consequences of rural-urban displacement worldwide, including the Arctic region. In 2018, Slow Food International welcomed her. Since then, she has been taking care of projects and initiatives aimed at promoting interaction between human diversities through good, fair and clean food. Relevant publication: Ferrando, Tomaso and De Gregorio, Valentina and Lorenzini, Sara and Mahillon, Lidia, The Right to Food in Italy Between Present and Future (August 9, 2018).

Gustavo Baretieri

Law Student of Universidade Santa Ursula, Brazil

Giulia Parola

Visiting Professor in Environmental Law at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Postdoc in Constitutional Law, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF); PhD in Environmental Law, University of Paris V; LLM in International Environmental Law, University of Iceland; Bachelor of Law, Università degli Studi di Torino.

Margherita Paola Poto

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS) at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.

Arianna Porrone

Graduate in European Legal Studies at the University of Turin, I also holds a BA in Cross-cultural Communication from the same institution. Trained in an interdisciplinary way, my contribution to research is rooted in my ability to combine legal methodologies with anthropological and sociological research methods. After having spent a period of research at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, DE (DAAD grants), my research and academic activity focuses on regulatory issues connected to international and public comparative law, governance and regulation in sensitive areas such as minorities rights, gender equality and sustainable development. Currently, my main focus is to contribute at enriching the body of knowledge on climate change actions by identifying solutions that support an equitable, fair and sustainable governance of food systems.

Kounta Alhadje Aly Garba

Juriste de formation, Conseiller des Affaires Etrangères, expert-consultant et formateur en promotion-protection des Droits Humains, renforcement institutionnel, droit international de l’environnement, prévention, gestion des conflits et culture de la paix, plaidoyer/lobbying, conception et gestion de projets public et d’entreprises avec une très grande compréhension du processus de la décentralisation, de la coopération décentralisée en cours au Mali et des programmes de développement humain en général dans le monde. Excellente capacité de coach, de communication, de rédaction, de planification, d’exécution et de suivi de projets & programmes avec une grande capacité analytique et d’adaptation.

Pedro Avzaradel

He is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law at the Federal University Fluminense (UFF), cofounder (in 2014) and Co-director of the Study Group on Environment and Law (GEMADI, in Portuguese) and Professor at The Master’s Program on Constitutional Law at the same Institution (PPGDC/UFF). He did a postdoctoral research on environment, forests and clean energy at the Paris I University (2017), with funding from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of the Brazilian State (CNPq, in Portuguese); his doctoral thesis addressed forests, risks and the Brazilian actual Forest Code. As to his master’s thesis, it analyzed the risks related to climate change, the international conventions and treaties adopted under the United Nations.

Camila Graça Camatta

Lawyer, graduated in Law from Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). Joined the Research Group on Environment and Law (GEMADI/UFF). Post-graduation in progress in Civil Procedural Law at Universidade Cândido Mendes.

Dwight Newman
Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Munk Senior Fellow (Constitutional Law), Macdonald-Laurier Institute. Recent visiting fellow at Princeton, Cambridge, U de Montréal, Oxford. BA in Economics (Regina), JD (Saskatchewan), BCL, MPhil, DPhil (Oxford). Authored a dozen books and a hundred articles or book chapters focused on various topics in constitutional law, Indigenous rights law, legal theory; frequently cited in Canadian judicial decisions. Former co-chair of American Society of International Law Rights of Indigenous Peoples Interest Group; member of International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Member of the Ontario and Saskatchewan bars; designated Queen’s Counsel (QC).
Chiaretta Giordano
After concluding her master’s degree in law at the University of Turin with the thesis on “Global Public Good and Food Security”, Chiaretta move to New Zealand to do research on the Maoris peoples. Today Chiaretta is focusing on indigenous peoples’ food security from an international human rights law perspective and she is fellow at the Manna Center for Food Safety and Food Security at Tel Aviv University. In 2018, she was an intern at Tel Aviv Municipality on the occasion of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. During the internship, she worked with FAO, WHO, and WFP experts on the field of food waste, food policy, and agrotechnology. Finally, she presented a paper on Native peoples in Israel and West Bank for Associazioni Diplomatici at Tel Aviv University.
Guillermo Reyes Pascual
School of Politics and International Relations-University of Kent - PhD in Comparative Politics - MA in International Relations - Expert in Indigenous Peoples and International Cooperation - MA in Advanced Studies in Human Rights - MA in European Union Law - Degree in Law
Emerson Affonso da Costa Moura
Visiting professor of Master of Laws and Doctorate in Law programs at the Rio de Janeiro State University – UERJ. Professor of Administrative Law at PUC-RJ, Rio de Janeiro State University – UERJ and Rio de Janeiro State Judicial School - EMERJ. Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State – UNIRIO and Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRRJ. Doctor of Laws from the Rio de Janeiro State University – UERJ. Masters degree in Constitutional Law and Specialist in Administrative Law at UFF/RJ. Vice president of Administrative Law Commission at the Brazilian Lawyers Institute – IAB. Founder, Member and Academic Principal of the Rio de Janeiro State Administrative Law Institute – IDARJ.
Giselle Maria Custódio Cardoso
Masters in City Law at Rio de Janeiro State University – UERJ, expected completion 2021. Postgraduation on Environmental Law at Rio de Janeiro State Judicial School - EMERJ. Bachelor in Law at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ. Legal Analyst at the State Environmental Institute of Rio de Janeiro - INEA.
Tatiana L. Barandova
PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, North-West Institute of Administration, Faculty of IR and Political Science, Department of International Relations at St.Petersburg; Associate Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics Campus at Saint-Petersburg, School of Social and Oriental Science, Department of Political Science; Alumni, European University at St.Petersburg, Political Science and Sociology Department, Gender Studies Programme (MA validation by Helsinki University), Graduated MA in Social Pedagogy at the Russian State Pedagogical University named after I.Hertsen, BA in Legal Studies (Contemporary Humanitarian Academy). Author of more than 70 articles on Human Rights, Social Policy, Symbolic Policy, etc. Former Secretary of the Research Committee 26 on human rights of IPSA, International Political Science Association. Former Secretary of the Saint-Petersburg Association of Sociologists, Gender Section. Feminist Movement Member, Poet.
Thiago Prado Macedo
Law student at Santa Úrsula University. Bachelor in Agronomy at State University of Southwest Bahia, Bachelor in Dramatic Art at the State Technical School Theater Martins Pena
Apostolos Tsiouvalas
He works as a Research Assistant at The Arctic Institute – Center for Circumpolar Security Studies, assessing the status quo and opportunities within Fisheries and Aquaculture in Alaska as part of the AlaskaNor project. His main research interests revolve around legal pluralism, law of the sea, Arctic governance, and indigenous rights. Apostolos holds a master’s in Philosophy of Indigenous Studies from the University of Tromsø, Norway, an LL.M. in Polar Law from the University of Akureyri, Iceland, and a BA in Law from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, with 12 months of exchange mobility at the University of Trier in Germany. To date, Apostolos has worked with several research institutions in the circumpolar region, including the Arctic Institute, the Norwegian Center for the Law of the Sea, the University of Akureyri (UNAK), the Stefánsson Arctic Institute, and the PAME Working Group of the Arctic Council.
Stefania Attolini
She is a Lawyer and she just concluded her PhD programme at the Department of Legal Studies of the University of Salento and she’s waiting for the oral dissertation on her PhD thesis on the universal access to the Internet in the EU and the new European electronic communication code. She collaborates with the European Union law Chair (Faculty of Law, since 2015) and with the International Law Chair (Faculty of Political Science, since 2019) of the University of Salento. In 2015 she concluded the Master complémentaire en droit européen (Advanced Master in European Law) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). In 2014, she has been Trainee (Blue Book) of the Consumer External Relations Unit at DG SANCO (Health and Consumers) of the European Commission. In 2012 she has been admitted to the Bar and since then she carries out the legal profession in the field of tax law and civil law. In 2009, he obtained a Degree in Law at the University of Bari, with a thesis on Private law on medical liability. She is fluent in French (level C2) and in English (level C1). She speaks basic German (level B1) and Spanish (level A2).
Vanessa Cuentas Portocarrero
Bachelor degree in Law (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú - PUCP). Researcher at DEGESE, Research Group about Law, Gender and Sexuality from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Coauthor of the publication “Bagua: Entendiendo al Derecho en un contexto culturalmente complejo” (2017). She has experienced in interdisciplinary research about human rights, gender, anticorruption and legal system reform.