Aldiana Perezic, Alumna 2014, Alumni Officer - Switzerland
- Moot Court Expert
- International Relations
- Office Management
- Social Media
Aldiana has obtained her Master of Law at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. During her studies she successfully participated in the Inter-American Moot Court Competition 2015 in Washington D.C. and the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation 2014. Thereafter, she was selected as an Assistant at the Lucerne Academy and as a Judge during the Lucerne Academy Moot Court Competition in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Aldiana has also been working for almost three years for one of the leading Swiss law firms in Zurich. In 2016 she was privileged to be selected as an Assistant Attorney for a leading Swiss law firm based in London. Aldiana then interned for the Cantonal Court of Lucerne and is currently taking her internship in a law firm in Lucerne before taking the bar exam. After the bar exam, Aldiana is planing to apply for the PhD program in 2018.
Ana Carolina Dantas, Alumna 2016, Alumni Officer - Brazil
- Promotion Brazil
- Recruitment Brazil
Ana Carolina Dantas is a human rights avocate who attended the Lucerne Academy in 2016. Recently, she obtained her degree of Bachelor of Laws by the Federal University of Bahia and passed the bar exam in Brazil. During her graduation, Ms. Dantas spent one year in Austria (2014) studying at Karl-Franzens University, where she focused her studies in human rights, international migration law and public international law. In 2015, she was awarded a full scholarship to attend The Washington Center's internship program. In Washington, D.C., she was a legal intern at the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration and at the Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services, where she directly assisted refugees', asylees' and economic migrants' integration. During law school she was also an intern at the District Attorney's Office in the State of Bahia (Brazil) and at CAIXA (the Brazilian Federal Bank), where she was operating with trade union law suits. Ms. Dantas is passionate about Refugee Law and wrote her monograph on the "Right to Refuge in Brazil: the challenges to the protection of human rights of Syrian refugees in São Paulo before the insufficiency of government integration and support actions towards this population". Currently, Ms. Dantas is working at Lorena Gama's Law Firm defending workers' rights.
Juliana da Cunha Mota, Alumna 2016, Alumni Officer - Brazil
- Promotion Brazil
- Social Media
Juliana Mota is a lawyer and a human rights advocate from Brazil. Ms. Mota attended the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation in July 2016, after being awarded the Peter Coenen Scholarship in 2015. She participated in the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, held in Oxford (2015) and in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition in 2015. She interned with criminal judges in Brazil and studied criminal law in the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences. Currently, she is the coach of University of Sao Paulo’s team for the 9th Nelson Mandela Moot Court Competition. Her current research centers on the intersection between digital rights and human rights.
Tonny Raymond Kirabira, Alumnus 2016, Alumni Officer - Uganda
- Promotion Uganda
- Fundraising and Student Support
Tonny is a lawyer by profession and attended the Lucerne Academy in 2016. He focuses on the promotion and defense of freedom of expression, digital media, and intellectual property and media rights. He is a regular publisher of newspaper articles on social and topical issues. In 2015, Tonny was selected by Media Law Defence Initiative to constitute a pool of human rights lawyers for the East Africa Freedom of Expression Litigation Surgery that took place in Kampala. He was also selected by the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights for training at the RFK Training Center in Florence, Italy where he studied International Human Rights Mechanisms. Tonny is also a member of the Media Law Resource Centre in New York where he has attended the Legal Frontiers in Digital Media 2015 Conference exploring emerging legal issues surrounding digital content in today's multi-platform world. He is also a member of the Uganda Law Society and East Africa Law Society and currently serves on the ULS Bar Bench Committee. Tonny holds a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Law from Uganda Christian University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Kampala. He is currently a VLIR-UOS scholar under the Sustainable development and Human Rights Law Program at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Gabriel Webber Ziero, Alumnus 2013, Alumni Officer - Brazil/Switzerland
- International Relations & Student Contact Person
- Moot Court Judge
Gabriel is a Brazilian lawyer specialized in international law and human rights. During his studies in Brazil, he was involved in various projects in the area of human rights, in particular focusing on prisoner’s rights and freedom of expression in the Americas, and in 2013 he participated in the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation. After receiving his full degree in Law, Gabriel has taken the Bar Exam, which habilitated him to practice law. Subsequently, Gabriel has obtained a LL.M. at the Advanced Studies Program in Public International Law with a specialization in Peace, Justice and Development at Leiden University. In the course of his postgraduate studies, he was selected to attend the Talent Programme of Leiden Law School, collaborated to the Leiden Journal of International Law as a student editor, and was a research assistant at the Public International Law Department. Since 2015, Gabriel is a PhD candidate at Roma Tre University researching in the area of business and human rights and transnational law. Additionally, Gabriel works for a leading Swiss consulting firm specialized in environmental and human rights issues. In 2016, he has been a Judge for the Lucerne Academy Moot Court Competition.
Ndjodi Ndeunyema, Alumnus 2013, Alumni Officer - Namibia/Oxford
- International Relations
Ndjodi is currently pursuing a Law Masters from the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, with a focus on international law and armed conflict, international disputes settlement and comparative human rights. He previously completed a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Oxford and an LLB degree from the University of Namibia. Ndjodi has also worked on constitutional and electoral law reform projects in Namibia. He is a co-author of an academic textbook on Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure in Namibia and co-founded the University of Namibia Law Review. Ndjodi will pursue a PhD with a focus on social and economic rights in fall 2016. Ndjodi was awarded various prizes in different international Moot Courts. In 2013, Ndjodi attended the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation where he was awarded “Best Overall Participant” and received a prize for “Best Memorial”. In 2015, he worked as an Assistant at the Academy and as a Judge during the Lucerne Academy Moot Court Competition.
Andrea Sesin, Alumna 2014, Alumni Officer - Costa Rica/Switzerland
- Public Relations
- Promotion Costa Rica
- Alumni Blog Editor
- Moot Court Judge
- Primary Contact Person Central America
Andrea is an international lawyer from Costa Rica currently based in Switzerland. She recently obtained her LLM at the University of Cambridge, where she specialized in public international law and international investment. Andrea attended the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation in 2014 and has been actively engaged in the role of alumni as editor of the Lucerne Academy Alumni Blog.
Andrea is currently an advisor and member of the case committee for the Foreign Direct Investment Moot (FDI Moot) and has previously participated in the Willem C. Vis Moot and Paris ICC Pre-Moot. She has experience working in the field of human rights with UNHCR in Geneva, René Cassin, a human rights NGO based in London, and as a business and human rights consultant for a project with the International Bar Association and a Latin American regional law firm based in Costa Rica. Andrea will start working with Lalive in Geneva starting 2018.
Kilonzo Josephat Muuo, Alumnus 2015, Alumni Officer - Kenya
- Fundraising Kenya
- Primary Contact Africa
- Social Media
Kilonzo Josephat Muuo (Joe Cardozo) is a lawyer by profession. He graduated from Moi University School of Law in 2015. He attended the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation in 2015. Mr. Kilonzo also participated in the Roskilde University Case Competition held at the Roskilde University in Denmark in 2014. He has previously volunteered with National Legal Aid and Awareness Program in Eldoret, Kenya which has advocacy and promotion of child maintenance at its heart. He has been a legal trainee at Muma & Kanjama Advocates. He has developed an interest in Internet Governance (in relation to human rights) and was selected to be part of NEXTGEN Leader at ICANN55 Meeting held in March 2015 in Marrakech, Morocco. Mr. Kilonzo has published articles in Moi Law Review and the International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies. Currently he is taking a post graduate diploma (Postgraduate Advocates’ Training Program) at the Kenya School of Law.