Human Rights today: Foundations, challenges and opportunities
1 - 5 July 2019, CES | Lisbon
Carla Luís works on Elections, Democracy, and Human Rights. Currently she coordinates VotEDHR, a Project on Elections, Democracy and Human Rights, aiming at raising awareness regarding the main aspects of Democratic Elections. This includes advanced training courses on Electoral Observation, Elections and Democracy, among others. She worked with International IDEA on the Electoral Justice Toolkit in 2018. Visiting researcher in The Electoral Integrity Project, coord. by Prof. Pippa Norris, Sydney University - Harvard University, 1st semester 2015. UNDP Electoral Legal Adviser in Timor-Leste, on the 2012 Electoral Cycle. Researcher in the Project "Peacebuilding and sustainable peace: UN missions in Timor-Leste and Portugal's contribution" (2012-2014). Board Member of the Portuguese National Electoral Commission since 2010. PhD on International Politics and Conflict Resolution, University of Coimbra. E.ma European Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation, Law Degree by the New University of Lisbon.
Véronique Lerch is an international human rights consultant, specialized in child rights and governance issues, working for institutions as UNICEF and the European Commission. Her areas of expertise are: policy development, child and youth participation, alternative care, advocacy and communication for change, organizational development and capacity-building. She was previously the Head of the Advocacy department of a large child rights organization: SOS Children’s Villages International. She notably led an advocacy campaign to improve the rights of young people ageing out of the care system in over 20 countries of Europe and Central Asia and introduced participatory methods in the campaign allowing children and young people to be change agents. She also worked for the Africa department of the global anti-corruption coalition, Transparency International. She holds a European Master degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) from EIUC and a Master in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.