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Fiana Gantheret
Director , Creating Rights
The Hague, Netherlands
Bilingual (English, French) international criminal law/ human rights law/ transitional justice and art expert, with over ten years professional experience at the international and national levels ; Director of Creating Rights, non profit organisation promoting human rights through art ; Looking for professional opportunities including consultancies.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Jan. 2015 – Present
Founder and Executive Director, Creating Rights, NGO supporting projects at the intersection of human rights, international justice and art.

o Develop the vision and mission of the organisation.
o Manage teams: communication, human resources, marketing, project management.
o Represent the organisation in conferences and other public events.
o Develop a network of partners.

Feb. 2018 – Dec. 2020
Legal Assistant to Counsel, International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, Netherlands

o Provided legal and judicial assistance to Counsels on the Defence team of Laurent Gbagbo.
o Conducted legal research in international criminal law, humanitarian law and comparative law.
o Drafted legal memoranda and legal submissions for the case.
o Supervised case management.
o Trained junior colleagues and case managers.
o Liaised with the various organs of the Court.

Mar. 2016 – Feb. 2017
Specialised Legal Advisor on Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Cases, Ministry of Justice, France
Advisor to Presiding Judges in the criminal chamber of the Paris Appellate court on the first two universal jurisdiction cases in France.

o Conducted research (international law, national law, comparative law) and drafted legal memoranda and other legal documents.
o Designed new tools for the French judiciary to handle large volumes of evidence.
o Drafted a comprehensive report pertaining to substantive and procedural judicial issues for the French judicial staff in the French judiciary as part of a "best practices" process for future proceedings.
o Liaised with the different organs and key actors of the court on behalf of the Presiding Judges.

Nov. 2008 – Mar. 2016
Associate Legal Officer, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The Hague, Netherlands

o Provided legal and judicial support to drafting teams, Judges and the President of the Tribunal.
o Conducted research on various complex legal issues and provided legal and strategic advice.
o Drafted decisions, judgements and legal opinions.
o Liaised with organs of the Tribunal and parties on behalf of the Chambers.
o Coordinated multiple projects involving supervision of interns and reviewing peers’ work.
o Contributed to the Outreach program of the Tribunal.

Nov. 2017 – Present
Consultant, Association Française pour la Promotion de la Compétence Universelle (AFPCU), NGO fighting against impunity for international crimes and supporting victims of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes in universal jurisdiction proceedings in France.

o Provide expert advice and participate to events (conferences, publications) related to the goals of the AFPCU in the fields of criminal law and transitional justice.
o Contributed to the drafting of recommendations to the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute on issues of cooperation and complementarity.
o Contributed to the drafting of the Statutes of the AFPCU.

Sep. 2020 – Present
Member of the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA), The Hague, Netherlands

o Member of the Working Group on Gender Parity, Equality and Welfare (WGGEPW) and Member of the Counsel Support Staff Committee (CSSC).
o Providing advice on matters relevant to the work of the ICCBA.
o Attending meetings.

2004 – 2005 L.L.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway, Ireland
Specialised in public international law, international human rights, international criminal law, peace support operations.

2001-2004 Master in Public International Law (Maîtrise), Paris Nanterre University, France
Specialised in Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law.

1998-2001 Licence de Philosophie, Paris Nanterre University, France
University degree (3 years) with specialisation in Philosophy.
Affiliations and Achievements:

• 25-26 Ap. 2019: Member of the Expert Group on Art and International Courts, Symposium organised by Artij and Icourts, Copenhagen, Denmark
• 2019: « Article 30 – Élément psychologique » in J. FERNANDEZ et X. PACREAU (dir.), L. MAZE (coord.), Statut de Rome de la Cour pénale internationale, Commentaire article par article (Paris. A. Pédone, 2019), 2nd edition.
• 2-3 July 2017: Panel member at a conference on international justice (Deuxièmes journées de la justice pénale internationale), Paris II Pantheon Assas University, France. Paper published as part of conference proceedings : « Le grand public comme acteur de la justice pénale internationale. Les enjeux de la sensibilisation à la justice pénale internationale ». Available at
• 2012: « Article 30 – Élément psychologique » in J. FERNANDEZ et X. PACREAU (dir.), L. MAZE (coord.), Statut de Rome de la Cour pénale internationale, Commentaire article par article (Paris. A. Pédone, 2012), 1st edition.
• 2007: “Article 28 – Participation in a Common Criminal Purpose” in V. O’C O’CONNOR and C. RAUSCH (éd.), Model Codes for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice, Vol. 1: Model Criminal Code (U.S., Institute for Peace Press, 2007).

• 2016: Fundraising and Donor Management, Raiser’s Edge NXT Software.
• 2015: Effective Online Tutoring, Oxford University.
• 2014: Project Management Course, Prince 2 Foundation.
• 2012: UN Language Proficiency, English.
• 2007: Seminar on “Post-Conflict Justice, Policy Options and Modalities”, International Institute for Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, Italy.
• 2005: Seminar on “Terrorism’s New Wars and ICL’s Responses”, International Institute for Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, Italy.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    French, English
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