New Members Join the CMN-ICJ Toolkits Team

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Marialejandra Moreno Mantilla, Fabiana Núñez del Prado Nieto, Jose Ordoñez and Ana Pashalishvili to work on conflict-related sexual violence

The CMN is delighted to welcome a new cohort of Research Fellows and Project Officers who will support the CMN’s work on the prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence in CAR, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Marialejandra Moreno Mantilla: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Fellow (Colombia)

As part of the Case Mapping, Selection and Prioritisation Toolkit for Colombia, Maria will provide research and project support for the CMN work addressing the prosecution of sexual and gender based violence cases in Colombia. She will also update the Colombian collection on the ICC Legal Tools Database and assist with the organisation of CMN side events during the 2016 Assembly of States Parties of the ICC. Marialejandra will moreover provide broader publication support for separate guidelines on crimes against humanity, command responsibility and sexual and gender-based violence.

Marialejandra is a Colombian qualified lawyer and holds a LL.M in Public International Law by the University of Leiden. She has previously worked for Comisión Colombiana de Juristas (Bogotá) and interned with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court.

Fabiana Núñez del Prado Nieto: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Fellow (Colombia)

As part of the Case Mapping, Selection and Prioritisation Toolkit for Colombia, Fabiana will provide support in research of legal documents, policies and reports, as well as drafting, editing and formatting of reports, briefing papers, event materials and blog posts.

Fabiana is a Peruvian qualified lawyer and hold a LL.M in International Human Rights by the University of Notre Dame (USA). She also works as a legal assistant at the Coalition for the International Criminal court and has previously worked for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the International Criminal Court and Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (Peru).

Jose Ordoñez: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Fellow (DRC)

As part of the Case Mapping, Selection and Prioritisation Toolkit for DRC, Jose will provide support in research of legal documents, policies and reports, as well as drafting, editing and formatting of reports, briefing papers, event materials and blog posts. He will also update the Colombian collection on the ICC Legal Tools Database and assist with the organisation of CMN side events during the 2016 Assembly of States Parties of the ICC.

Jose holds an Advanced LL.M. in Public International Law from Leiden University and drafted his thesis on the implementation of international standards for the domestic prosecution of international crimes in Latin America. He completed a J.D. at the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar of Ontario (Canada). He practised as a lawyer with Legal Aid in Toronto and previously interned with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. 

Ana Pashalishvili: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Project Officer

Working as a Project Officer, Ana will support swift day-to-day implementation of CMN activities, prepare project publications and be responsible for production of monthly and quarterly project reports, project indicators and statistics. In addition, Ana will be in charge of administrative matters related to the implementation of the projects.

Ana holds a LL.M degree in Public International Law from the University of Oslo and has worked for Norwegian Helsinki Committee as a legal analyst. She previously also worked as a case analyst for the Core International Crimes Database (CICD) and interned with the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) in Norway.

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