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Leadership

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Brigitte Dufour

Director
Leadership
Brigitte Dufour is the Director of International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR). She oversees the management and operations of the organisation, represents the organisation in international fora, and takes the lead on fundraising and programme and partnership development. Based in Brussels, she is ideally placed to carry out advocacy before the EU institutions.
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Finance & HR

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Christelle Scaillet

Finance Director & HR Coordinator
Finance & HR
Christelle joined IPHR’s team in 2019. She has extensive working experience in financial management for the non-profit sector in Belgium, as well as in Africa. 
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EN
FR
Organisational Finance
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Suzanna Fuino

Senior Finance and Administration Officer
Finance & HR | Organisational Finance
Suzanna joined IPHR in May 2022, bringing experience from roles as a part-time administrative accountant at Social Platform ASBL and as a self-employed fiduciary.
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EN
FR
IT
Admin & Operational Support
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Tatiana Volfi

Finance Assistant/Project Officer
Finance & HR | Admin & Operational Support
Tatiana joined IPHR’s team as Financial Assistant and Project Officer in September 2021. She assists the financial manager and contributes to project work.
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EN
RU
FR
PL

Eastern Europe & South Caucasus

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Simon Papuashvili

Programme Director
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus
Simon Papuashvili joined IPHR’s Brussels team in 2012. He initially worked as a project coordinator, managing projects implemented in cooperation with partner groups. In 2017, he became Programme Director and is now in charge of programme development, management, and oversight, together with IPHR’s Director.
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EN
RU
UA
FR
GEO
IT
Ukraine Team
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Svitlana Valko

Programme Manager, Emergency Coordinator, Team Lead
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus | Ukraine Team
Svitlana Valko is responsible for project management, coordination of emergency measures, and general protection. She is a specialist in the documentation of war crimes, gross violations of human rights, and crimes against humanity. She is also a security trainer.
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EN
RU
UA
PL
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Anna Lishchynska

Field Researcher
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus | Ukraine Team
Anna started documenting war crimes in Ukraine in 2022 joining the IPHR team a year later as a field researcher.
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EN
RU
UA
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Dmytro Afanasiev

Field Researcher
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus | Ukraine Team
Dmytro Afanasiev joined IPHR’s team in December 2022 as a Field Researcher in the Ukraine office. He assists in the processing of evidence and planning a field fact-finding mission in Ukraine. Dmytro holds a Master’s degree in public administration from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.
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EN
RU
UA
Advocacy and Communications
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Maryna Zastavna

Communications and Advocacy Officer
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus | Advocacy and Communications
Maryna Zastavna first joined IPHR’s team in 2015. She works on communications and advocacy. She is also responsible for the design of IPHR visual materials.
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EN
RU
UA
DE
NL
Legal Team
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Gvantsa Lomaia

Project Officer
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus | Legal Team
Gvantsa Joined IPHR in 2022 as a Project Officer. She is responsible for overseeing a project aimed at supporting the right to protest in former soviet union countries.
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EN
RU
GEO
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Anastasiya Donets

Legal Officer
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus | Legal Team
Anastasiya Donets joined IPHR team as a Legal Officer in July 2021. She specialises in monitoring gross human rights violations, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Together with IPHR’s partner Global Diligence, she drafts joint submissions to international judicial and quasi-judicial mechanisms, including to the International Criminal Court and targeted sanctions mechanisms, as well as on cases subjects to universal jurisdiction.
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EN
RU
UA
DE
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Mariam Bezhanishvili

Legal Officer
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus | Legal Team
Mariam joined the Legal Team of the IPHR in September 2023 as a Junior Legal Officer. She is responsible for contributing to the legal team's work in monitoring atrocity crimes and gross human rights violations, drafting submissions to the International Criminal Court, as well as on cases subject to universal jurisdiction.
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EN
RU
DE
GEO
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Nazar Solomakha

Legal Officer
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus | Legal Team
Nazar Solomakha works on war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of genocide conducted in Ukraine after the Russian full-scale invasion of 24 February 2022.
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EN
RU
UA
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Nuvola Galliani

Legal Officer
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus | Legal Team
Nuvola joined IPHR team in 2023. She contributes to the planning of investigations into suspected atrocity crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine and to drafting legal filings to international tribunals.
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EN
DE
FR
IT
Project Team
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Tamar Beria

Programme Manager
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus | Project Team
Tamar Beria joined IPHR’s team in January 2019 as a Project Officer in the Tbilisi office. She assists with project administration and coordination. Tamar holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from Tbilisi State University and a Master’s degree in Human Rights from the University of Essex.
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EN
RU
DE
GEO
PL
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Matt Smith

Project Officer
Eastern Europe & South Caucasus | Project Team
Matt originally joined IPHR’s team as an advocacy assistant in September 2021. He now works on developing publications and written communications. He is also a member of IPHR’s Editorial Board.
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EN
RU
FR

Central Asia

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Rachel Gasowski

Programme Director
Central Asia
Rachel joined IPHR in April 2015. She is programme director of the Central Asia team, and as such she oversees project implementation, conducts research and produces publications together with the organization’s partner groups, contributes to IPHR’s advocacy and project development and is a member of IPHR’s Editorial Board.
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EN
RU
FR
Publication & Policy Team CA
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Ann-Sofie Nyman

Research, Publications & Policy Senior Advisor
Central Asia | Publication & Policy Team CA
Ann-Sofie Nyman has been working for IPHR since its foundation in 2008. She is now Research, Publications & Policy Senior Advisor in the Central Asia Team. She works on research and publications together with IPHR’s partner groups, contributes to advocacy and communications, provides input on strategy development and policy issues and takes part in project development and implementation.
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EN
RU
DE
SWE
FI
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Anne Sunder-Plassman

Publication Consultant
Central Asia | Publication & Policy Team CA
Anne Sunder-Plassmann joined IPHR in 2014. She conducts research, produces publications together with the organization’s partner groups and contributes to IPHR’s advocacy and project development.
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EN
RU
DE
Advocacy (Central Asia)
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Andrea Strasser-Camagni

Publication and OSCE Advocacy Advisor
Central Asia | Advocacy (Central Asia)
Andrea Strasser-Camagni joined IPHR in March 2020. She conducts research and produces publications together with the organisation’s partner groups, contributes to IPHR’s advocacy and project development and is a member of IPHR’s Editorial Board.
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EN
RU
DE
CA Projects Team
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Nana Katchashvili

Project Officer
Central Asia | CA Projects Team
Nana Katchashvili joined IPHR’s team as a Project Officer in January 2019. She assists with project administration and coordination. Previously, she worked with the US Embassy in Georgia on several projects and also managed programmes at various non-governmental organisations.
Languages
EN
RU
GEO
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Thoma Sukhashvili

Programme manager/ Coordinator of Tbilisi Office
Central Asia | CA Projects Team
Thoma Sukhashvili joined IPHR’s team as a Project Assistant in September 2019. Now, he is contributing to project management within the Central Asia region and IPHR office coordination in Georgia.
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EN
RU
GEO
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Lucie Tafforin

Project Officer
Central Asia | CA Projects Team
Lucie originally joined IPHR in 2020 as an intern. She now works in the Central Asia team on project implementation and assists with IPHR's Central Asia advocacy and publications. 
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EN
RU
DE
FR
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Nina Engibaryan

Project Officer
Central Asia | CA Projects Team
Nina joined IPHR’s team as a Project Assistant in September 2021 and now assists with project coordination and administration.
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EN
RU
GEO
M&E
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Sopio Gogsadze

M&E Specialist
Central Asia | M&E
Sopio Gogsadze joined IPHR’s team in October 2020 as Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist.
Languages
EN
RU
GEO

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