Alumni Officers

Aldiana Perezic, Alumna 2014, Alumni Officer - Switzerland

Aldiana Perezic
  • 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

Juliana da Cunha Mota
  • 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 PhD law researcher at the University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom), focusing on transitional justice and international criminal prosecution. He is also a Visiting Professional in the Office of Public Counsel for Victims at the International Criminal Court. He holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from University of Notre Dame (United States), and a bachelor of Laws degree from Uganda Christian University (Uganda). He has attained specialised training from the European University Institute (Italy), RFK Training Institute (Italy) and Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation (Switzerland). He was a recipient of the VLIR-UOS scholarship under the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law program at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. He was admitted to the Ugandan Bar in 2014 and practices as a Barrister and Solicitor in the High Court of Uganda and all courts of judicature. Tonny worked as a legal officer at Vision Group in Uganda. He has been involved in international human rights work, including participation in UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva (Switzerland). He is also a Research Affiliate with the Refugee Law Initiative at University of London. He has teaching responsibilities which focus on Criminal Law and Human Rights at the undergraduate level.


Gabriel Webber Ziero, Alumnus 2013, Alumni Officer - Brazil/Switzerland

Gabriel Webber Ziero
  • 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

Ndjodi Ndeunyema
  • Namibia
  • 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

Andrea Sesin
  • 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. 


Miriam Wanjira Maina, Alumnus 2018, Alumni Officer - Kenya

  • Primary Contact Person Africa
  • Social Media
  • Fundraising and Student Support

Miriam Wanjira Maina is a lawyer, having graduated from Riara University School of Law in 2017, with Second Class Honors, Upper Division. She participated in the Lucerne Academy in 2018, during which her team wrote the award winning Applicants' memorial. Further, she served as a project assistant at the Academy in 2019, assisting the Associate Director execute key tasks such as organizing course work, the moot court and instructing the panel of judges, research work, and managing the Academy’s Social Media Accounts. She has actively been involved in mooting, having participated in various moot courts such as the 2nd Annual African Regional Rounds of the European Law Students Association Moot Court Competition on World Trade Law, in Johannesburg, and the  23rd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Nairobi. Further, she served as the Director for Journals and Publications as well as Editor in Chief for the Association of East African Law Students (EALSA) from August 2014 to December 2015 during which the first edition of the Association’s Journal was successfully produced. She has also interned at the Office of the Director for Public Prosecutions. 

Miriam is currently working towards finalizing her Post-graduate diploma in Law at the Kenya School of Law. 

Emily Williams, Alumna 2019, Alumni Officer - Canada

Emily has obtained her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Human Rights and Criminology and a minor in Spanish from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, Canada. During her studies she participated in the 2018 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition where she was the runner-up and was named a Top Oralist. She attended the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation in 2019 and was named the Best Oralist in the Moot Court competition there. 

Emily has experience working in public policy development for provincial governments in Canada. She is currently working to collect background documents to support the development of "Impact Database+ 2020" with the study on the impact of the United Nations human rights treaty system on the domestic level led by the University of Pretoria and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

She will be pursuing her LLM in International Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, beginning in September 2021. Her research interests include the domestic implementation of international human rights law, sexual and reproductive rights, and the intersection between public policy, law, and advocacy.