Pete Carvill is a British writer and editor based in Berlin, and the editor of the Legal Dialogue Playbook. Since 2007, he has written widely on a broad range of subjects, mostly for the UK’s B2B press. He has a website, which can be found at www.petecarvill.com and tweets regularly as @pete_carvill.
Viktor Chistyakov works at the Ecological Rights Centre Bellona as a lawyer. Bellona is an environmental organisation based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Its goal is to protect the right to a favourable environment through environmental education and the provision of legal and communications support to local activists. More information on Bellona’s work can be found at bellona.ru
Ellika Gobena is activist with FATTA. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, FATTA works to combat sexual violence, both in practice and through legislation. More information on their work can be found at fatta.nu
Zara Luna Hjelm is activist with FATTA. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, FATTA works to combat sexual violence, both in practice and through legislation. More information on their work can be found at fatta.nu
Merel Hendrickx is an in-house lawyer with the Public Interest Litigation Project (PILP), which is part of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM). Based in Amsterdam, the PILP-NJCM explores the potential for strategic human rights litigation in the Netherlands. More information on their work can be found at pilpnjcm.nl
Zsófia Moldova is the Programme Coordinator of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee's Justice and Rule of Law Programme. Based in Budapest, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee works to protects human dignity and the rule of law through legal and public advocacy. More information on their work can be found at www.helsinki.hu/en/
Filip Pazderski is a lawyer and sociologist. He heads the Democracy and Civil Society Programme at the Institute of Public Affairs think tank. Based in Warsaw, Poland, the Institute of Public Affairs contributes to informed public debate on key Polish, European and global policy issues in the areas of European policy, social policy, civil society, migration, climate change and development policy, as well as law and democratic institutions. More information on their work can be found at www.isp.org.pl/en. Filip is also a vice-president of the European Civic Forum, a Brussels-based network of more than 100 civic organisations.
Darya Soboleva is a former intern at the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum studying for an MA in Human Rights at the University of Vienna.
Olga Startceva is a lawyer with Citizens’ Watch, a judicial and law enforcement watchdog based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Citizens’ Watch works to promote judicial reform, ensure transparency of court verdicts and judicial activities, provide professional training for defence and litigation lawyers, and combat xenophobia and intolerance. On 30 December 2014, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation added Citizens’ Watch to its register of NGOs acting as foreign agents. More information on the work of Citizens’ Watch can be found at citwatch.org
Anna Wójcik coordinates The Wiktor Osiatyński Archive, a project monitoring the rule of law in Poland. She is also a co-founder of Rule of Law in Poland, an English-language online resource on recent developments relating to the rule of law and democracy in Poland. More information on their work can be found at archiwumosiatynskiego.pl and ruleoflaw.pl
Steрhania Kulaeva is an expert at the Anti-Discrimination Centre Memorial. Based in Brussels, Belgium, ADC Memorial works to defend the rights of victims of discrimination through a proactive response to human rights violations, including advocacy, legal assistance, human rights education, research and publications. More information on their work can be found at adcmemorial.org/en