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Professor Hélène Tigroudja

 
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PROFESSOR HÉLÈNE TIGROUDJA

Member of the Human Rights Committee (2019-2022)

Prof. Dr. Hélène Tigroudja is Law Professor at Aix-Marseille University (France), newly elected at the UN Human Rights Committee (2019-2022), Director of the Law School’s Master Program of International Law and Director of the Summer School on Practice of Human Rights. She is the co-author with Prof. Ludovic Hennebel of a treatise in international human rights law published in French (Pedone, Paris) in 2016. 

Prof. Tigroudja has conducted research and taught in various universities such as New York University (Hauser Global Fellow), Science Po Law School (Paris), Ecole Nationale de l’administration (Paris), Brussels University, Abomey-Calavi University (Cotonou, Benin), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Universidad Catolica de Buenos Aires and she has been a visiting professional at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. In 2014, she was appointed by The Hague Academy of International Law (The Netherlands) to co-lead the Center for International Research and Studies dedicated to 'Women’s Rights and Elimination of Discrimination’ and edited a volume on this issue with her colleague Prof. Dr. Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg (Brill Publishers, 2016).

Since 2002, she has acted regularly as an expert for the Council of Europe (implementation of the ECHR; protection of Internally Displaced Persons; freedom of religion and protection of religious minorities; improvement of domestic judicial institutions; protection of migrants); the United Nations (UNODC programs on fight against terrorism) and the European Union (esp. on international humanitarian law and on domestic judicial system of States’ candidates to the integration to EU). 

 

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