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Christiane Bourloyannis-Vrailas

Christiane Bourloyannis-Vrailas is a graduate of the University of Geneva, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the College of Europe She has been a Senior Legal Officer with the International Criminal Court’s Assembly of States Parties Secretariat during the last eight annual meetings as well as the Kampala Review Conference.  She has served as Representative of the Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights at the United Nations in New York from 2012-2017, having previously worked at the Foundation in Athens for four years as a Research Fellow.  She also spent four years at the European Commission’s former Directorate-General for External Relations, focusing on EU-UN cooperation in crisis management and conflict prevention.  She has had an eleven-year experience with the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in New York, participating in the negotiation of various important international legal instruments – including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and anti-terrorism conventions – as well as in the work of the International Law Commission.  She has further served as consultant to the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs on human rights issues.  She is the author of several publications – in Greek, English and French – on legal aspects of the work of the United Nations as well as international criminal law and human rights issues, and has taught seminars on the International Law Commission at New York University Law School.