Programmes and Research
Dr Claire Callejon is a senior researcher at the Paris Human Rights Center and has been part of the Geneva Academy Platform on Treaty Body Review since 2017. Her areas of expertise include international human rights law, the United Nations human rights machinery and asylum and refugee law.
During the drafting and the adoption of the Convention, Claire was working as a legal adviser with the International Commission of Jurists and followed the process closely, engaging with all relevant actors, including State representatives and organizations of victims and their families. Since then, Claire has worked as a consultant specializing in legal research for human rights NGOs and more recently for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). She also worked as a judge assessor appointed by the UNHCR at the French National Court of Asylum, the court of appeal for asylum seekers in France. As part of her recent consultancies for OHCHR and the Geneva Academy, Claire has worked on UN human rights treaty body communications, including the right to reparation and remedies in treaty body jurisprudence.
Dr Callejon holds a PhD in Public Law from Paris II University (Panthéon-Assas) which she completed under the supervision of Pr. Emmanuel Decaux. Her PhD dissertation focused on the reform of the UN Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Council. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the same university.
Advocacy and Partnerships
Eva Nudd is a legal advisor with Dignity focusing on preventing torture in Africa and working to raise awareness on the use of non-custodial measures as ways to prevent torture in prisons and police settings. Prior to joining Dignity, Ms. Nudd was a legal advisor in REDRESS on enforced disappearances raising awareness about the crime of enforced disappearances and bringing justice to victims in Zimbabwe, Sudan, Libya and Algeria and helped the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to draft the guidelines to ban enforced disappearances in Africa. She successfully worked with the African Commission to pass the guidelines on enforced disappearances in May 2020.
Eva is a human rights attorney with vast experience in gender issues, women’s rights and international criminal law in the United States, Europe, and Kenya. Prior to joining REDRESS, Ms. Nudd worked for the United Nations Environment Programme and the Open Society Justice Initiative in Nairobi, Kenya where she worked with victims of sexual and gender-based violence and police shooting of the 2007-2008 post-election violence obtain justice. She also worked as an immigration attorney in New York City advising asylum seekers, including victims of female mutilation, forced marriage, and domestic abuse.
She obtained her law degree from Fordham University School of Law and has a master’s in international relations from Seton Hall University.