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Virginie Lefèvre

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CONTACT Phone : 718 555 93 Mail : [email protected] PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2008-2010 : Project Officer, Euro-Mediterranean Federation against Enforced Disappearances (FEMED), Paris, France. Responsible for contacts with local associations, project management, research and follow-up of funding, preparation of press releases, urgent appeals and papers on enforced disappearances and human rights violations, preparation of country profiles, follow-up on the human rights situation in the region, organisation of and participation in missions in the field (Algeria, Morocco, Turkey, Bosnia, Cyprus), lobby missions (Geneva), trainings on international human rights law and research of funding (Morocco and Turkey) and international conferences (Switzerland and Turkey). 2008: Contract employee, Foreign and European Affairs Ministry, Africa and Indian Ocean Direction, Paris, France. Administrative tasks, management of the Secretariat, management of diplomatic telegrams, etc. 2007 : Legal Intern, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rule of Law and Democracy Unit, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Legal revision of partnership agreements with governmental, international and non-governmental organisations, research and preparation of papers on transitional justice, research on the identification of victims and the use of forensic science, participation in the Human Rights Council. 2006-2007 : Legal Intern, Collective of the Families of the Disappeared in Algeria (CFDA), Paris, France. Preparation of individual complaints and legal communications on enforced disappearances submitted to the Human Rights Committee, the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, research and follow-up on funding, follow-up on the Algerian situation, edited the report “For peace, truth and conciliation” relating to an international conference on transitional justice in Algeria held in Brussels in March 2007. 2005: Project Assistant, Alternatives, Montréal, Canada General logistics of international conference ‘The Alternative Days’ (invitations, program, etc.), management of a governmental grant, editing the conference report. EDUCATION 2007-2008: Master II in International Human Rights Law – University Paris X Nanterre, France. Master's Thesis: “The individual right to petition within the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights” – With distinction (Mention Bien). LANGUAGES French (Native) English (Fluent) Spanish (Fluent) Arabic (Beginner - Intensive Courses 2010/2011) References will be provided upon request