International Secretariat

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Based in Paris, it is composed of a team of professionals managed by a Chief Executive Officer and an executive Director, who sit as non-voting advisory members of the International and the executive Boards. The team is structured by region, activity priorities, and delegations. The International Secretariat has permanent delegations at the United Nations in New York and Geneva, at the European Union in Brussels, before the International Criminal Court in The Hague; regional offices in Tunis and Pretoria; and shared offices with member organisations in Conakry, Abidjan, and Bamako. It also comprises a Communications and Public Relations department, and an Administrative and Financial Support department.

In permanent contact with the actors in the field, the International Secretariat implements the decisions of the FIDH policy-making bodies in conjunction with the member organisations, the mission delegates, and members of the International and Executive Boards.

  • Executive Directorate
    Antoine Bernard
    Chief Executive Officer
    Juliane Falloux
    Executive Director
  • Administration, Finances and Human Ressources
    Samba Lasa
    Director, Accounting
    Corinne Bezin
    Director, Finance and Administration
    Marie-France Burq
    Director, Human Resources
    Kate Coles
    Director, Fundraising
    Serguei Funt
    Director, Financial Control
    Mathilde Hamon
    Assistant to the Executive Directorate
    Nathalie Lasslop
    Deputy Director, Fundraising
    Samia Merah
    Finance Officer
    Tony Minet
    Anne-Laure Thini-Villerel
    Director, Financial Control
  • Communication and Public Relations
    Céline Ballereau
    Director, Publications
    Isabelle Chebat
    Director, Communication and Public Relations
    Audrey Couprie
    Press Officer
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    Christophe Gardais
    Publications Officer
    Arthur Manet
    Director, Press Relations
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    Cyril Marion
    Deputy Director, Information Systems
    Lidya Ogbazghi
    Executive Assistant Secretary
    Jean-Baptiste Paulhet
    Digital Communication Officer
    José Carlos Thissen
    Consultant - Communication Officer on Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research and Operations
    Hassatou Ba-Minté
    Programme Officer, Africa
    Karine Bonneau
    Director, International Justice
    Katherine Booth
    Director, Women's rights and Migrants' Rights
    Marion Cadier
    Programme Officer, Globalisation and Human Rights
    Delphine Carlens
    Deputy Director, International Justice
    Mathilde Chiffert
    Coordinator Guinea Programme
    Carrie Comer
    Representative before the ICC
    Elena Crespi
    Programme Officer, Western Europe
    Nancy Demicheli
    Programme Officer, North Africa and Middle-East
    Yosra Frawes
    Consultant - FIDH Delegate Tunis
    Hugo Gabbero
    Programme Officer, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders
    Florent Geel
    Director, Africa
    Tchérina Jérolon
    Deputy Director, Africa
    Michelle Kissenkoetter
    Director, Asia
    Sacha Koulaeva
    Director, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    Julia Ouahnon
    Programme Officer, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    Geneviève Paul
    Director, Globalisation and Human Rights
    Alexandra Pomeon O’Neill
    Director, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders
    Antonin Rabecq
    Delegate in Ivory Coast and Guinea
    Jimena Reyes
    Director, Americas
    Daisy Schmitt
    Assistant Women's rights and Migrants' Rights
    Marceau Sivieude
    Director, Operations
    Claire Talon
    Director, North Africa and Middle-East
    Natalia Yaya
    Programme Officer, Americas
  • Mobilisation of Intergovernmental Organisations
    Catherine Absalom
    Liaison Officer, Delegation to the EU
    Nicolas Agostini
    Representative to the UN
    Stéphanie David
    Representative to the UN
    Gaelle Dusepulchre
    Representative to the EU
    Antoine Madelin
    Director, International Advocacy
    Jennifer Norris
    Jean-Marie Rogue
    Delegate to the EU
    Sonia Tancic
    Liaison Officer, Delegation to the UN
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