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Suzanna Fuino

Suzanna joined IPHR in May 2022 as the Senior Finance and Administration Officer. Prior to her tenure at IPHR, she served as a part-time administrative accountant at Social Platform ASBL. Additionally, she delved into the entrepreneurial sphere, assuming the role of a self-employed fiduciary. Suzanna demonstrates a diverse skill set and a commitment to financial excellence in support of the human rights cause.

Dmytro Afanasiev

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”.

Dmytro started his career in the public sector during his student years, focusing on safeguarding students’ rights. Subsequently, he contributed his skills and expertise to various Ukrainian and international non-governmental organizations, dedicating his efforts to diverse projects related to youth, sports, culture, and education. Additionally, Dmytro has actively participated in documentary media initiatives, where he has been involved in creating impactful content covering historical, cultural, and socially significant subjects.

Nuvola Galliani

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. She has an LL.B. in International and European Law gained in the Netherlands and an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law completed in Sweden. Nuvola has previous experience as a trainee in the European Parliament and at the OSCE. She also worked as a Research Assistant at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian law. Before moving to Brussels, she was working in a small grassroots association in Sicily investigating migrants’ reception conditions on the island. She is interested in international justice mechanisms, international humanitarian law and migration. 

Nazar Solomakha

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. He is responsible for preparing submissions to the International Criminal Court and investigating sanction violations associated with Russia and Belarus. Drawing on his knowledge acquired at Sorbonne, Nazar participates in the IPHR’s initiatives requiring expertise in US business law.

Christelle Scaillet

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. 

Before joining IPHR, Christelle worked for Axyom as a senior consultant. She has expertise in finance and internal control, as well as coaching and training in financial topics related to NGO financial management.

Christelle holds a Master’s degree in Human and Social Sciences from the Free University of Brussels (ULB).

Andrea Strasser-Camagni

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.

Andrea studied in Vienna and St. Petersburg and holds a PhD degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (with a focus on human rights and gender studies) and a masters’s degree in Russian Language and Literature from Vienna University, and a diploma in Psychological Counselling.

From 2008 until 2019 she worked for Amnesty International, first as a researcher in the Eurasia team of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, then as an Individuals at Risk Coordinator and Advocacy and Policy Officer in the Austrian Section. Before that she worked for the Austrian Academy of Sciences (with a focus on women’s rights in Armenia) and for the OSCE Office in Yerevan (Democratization Officer).

Andrea has carried out extensive field research in the South Caucasus and Central Asia on topics including women’s rights, domestic violence, torture, persecution of human rights defenders and the death penalty. Other professional involvements have included lectureships at the National University of Maynooth/Ireland and the University of Vienna and counselling work for victims of domestic violence.

Andrea currently also teaches in the human rights master programme of Prof. Manfred Nowak at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna/Austria.

Anne Sunder-Plassman

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.

Anne studied in Bonn, St. Petersburg and Hamburg and holds an M.A. in Slavonic Studies and Eastern European History from Hamburg University. From 1999 until 2014, she worked as campaigner, then researcher in the Eurasia team of Amnesty International’s International Secretariat, first based in London, then in Vienna. Based in Hamburg, she has, since 2022, also worked as a psychosocial counsellor for refugees and migrants from Ukraine, Russia and other former Soviet countries.

Ann-Sofie Nyman

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.

Ann-Sofie earned master’s degrees in Political Science from Åbo Akademi University (Finland) and in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, US). As part of these degrees, she studied human rights and completed a programme in Russian and East European Studies. Prior to joining IPHR, she worked for several years as researcher for the Vienna-based International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF). During her time with the IHF, she wrote and edited various publications on human rights developments in Europe, Central Asia and North America, including a number of thematic reports. Other experience includes research related work, inter alia, for a child rights NGO, a member of the European Parliament and a minority studies institute.

Rachel Gasowski

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.

Rachel has a background in managing cross regional projects focusing on human rights and NGO capacity building in the former Soviet Union. She worked as campaigner on Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan for Amnesty International at the International Secretariat and later as Central Asia researcher. She also spent 11 years working for the European Council on Refugees and Exiles and has extensive experience of field research on issues including torture and ill-treatment, refugee rights, freedom of expression and association, children’s and women’s rights) and undertaking advocacy to present these concerns to the international community. She also worked for several years as a consultant for Asylum Rights Consultancy (UK) researching country of origin information in relation to refugees and asylum seekers.

She has a degree in Russian from Bristol University and studied at the University of Voronezh. She speaks Russian, French and English (mother tongue).

Tatiana Volfi

Tatiana joined IPHR’s team as Financial Assistant and Project Officer in September 2021. She assists the financial manager and contributes to project work.

Tatiana holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights Law from Strasbourg Faculty of Law, as well as a Master’s in Project Management from Montpellier Faculty of Political Science.

Prior to joining IPHR’s team, Tatiana completed an internship in IPHR’s Tbilisi office as a Project Coordination Assistant. Earlier, she volunteered for various non-profit organisations in the fields of the rights of the child and access to culture. In addition to her work at IPHR, she currently volunteers for a non-profit organisation raising money for water development projects through cultural events around Europe.

Anastasiya Donets

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.

Anastasiya holds a Master’s degree in Law and a PhD in International Law from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine).

Prior to joining IPHR’s team, Anastasiya worked in Kyiv as an analyst with the Ukrainian human rights NGO CrimeaSOS, from 2019 to 2021. From 2017 to 2019, Anastasiya was an Assistant Professor in the International Law Department at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Anastasiya speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English, and German.

Lucie Tafforin

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. 

Lucie holds an International Master in Central and Eastern European, Russian and Eurasian Studies from the Universities of Glasgow, Tartu and KIMEP and a Bachelor in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

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