Our Team

Rastislav Šutek

Executive Director

Rastislav is the founder of the Platform with practical experience working for several mechanisms of international criminal justice, experience with litigation of international protection cases and experience working for several human rights NGOs. He has done extensive research in the area of public international law and international humanitarian law. Rastislav’s areas of interest include: international courts, technology and law, armed conflicts, Central and Eastern European history.


Carlota Maldonado


Project Officer

Carlota is a certified lawyer in Spain where she currently works as criminal and litigation lawyer. She holds a Dual Master’s Degree in International Law and Legal Practice. Her professional experience has developed in several international tribunals such as the International Criminal Court, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. She had previously clerked at the Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations in New York and at the Criminal Law Division of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Her research is mostly oriented towards universal jurisdiction, the rule of law and international crimes.


Filip Šandor

Project Coordinator

Filip is a doctoral candidate in the field of political geography and his research focuses on the spatial aspects of the Slovak foreign policy from a quantitative perspective. Filip’s areas of interest include: geopolitics, international relations, diplomacy and conflicts.


Ambre Karoutsos

Project Coordinator

Ambre holds a Master’s degree in security and terrorism from the University of Kent. She volunteered in several humanitarian and environmental organizations and she is presently pursuing a Master’s degree in political science at the University of Amsterdam. Ambre’s areas of interest include: European Union, cybersecurity, international relations.


Kelly Demjanick

Blog Editorial Board & Weekly News Recap

Kelly is a legal scholar with experience in international criminal law and environmental law. Her research has focused on victims before international tribunals and human right abuses related to environmental concerns. Kelly’s areas of interest include: international criminal law, humanitarian law, conflict prevention, human rights, and the environment.


Aakash Chandran

Blog Editorial Board

Aakash is a New Delhi-based international lawyer and researcher who earned his Master’s degree in international law from South Asian University, India. Aakash has been associated with various international tribunals, organisations, and NGOs including the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), Global Rights Compliance and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Aakash serves as a consulting editor of the Indian Journal of Law and Public Policy (IJLPP). His areas of interest include: public international law, international criminal law and procedure, humanitarian law and human rights, and forced displacement.


Gabriela Diaz Maldonado

Legal Research

Gabriela holds a Bachelor’s degree in international law. She participated in various moot courts in the field of international law and provides research support to the “Admissibility of Ukrainian cases before the ICC” project. Gabriela’s areas of interest include: international criminal and humanitarian law, immunities of state officials and human rights law.


Dariia Donets

Legal Research

Francesco Paolo Levantino

Legal Research

Paolo is a graduate of the Global Campus of Human Rights. Before obtaining the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA), he studied Law at the University of Palermo (BA, MA, cum laude). Paolo has experience in the field of migration and refugee law and in the promotion of good governance and citizens’ participation. Paolo’s areas of interests include: the rule of law and criminal justice, the intersection of technology and human rights, international peace and security.


Kristina Russkikh

Advocacy Officer & Legal Research

Isys Lam

Advocacy Officer & Weekly News Recap

Isys is currently working for the Basel Institute on Governance, which she joined in September 2021 as a junior legal researcher with the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR). Prior to joining the Institute, Isys worked for the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and volunteered for TRIAL International including by supporting the development of the Trial Watch database and the publication of the Universal Jurisdiction Annual Review (UJAR). Isys holds a Master degree in International Security, Defence and Competitive Intelligence, as well as a university degree in international humanitarian law from the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Nice. Isys prepares the Peace and Security section of the Weekly News Recap as well as engages in advocacy for full compliance with norms of international la law and advocacy for the establishment of a Special court in Kurdistan to prosecute the fighters of the so-called Islamic State.


Pamela Dávila

Peace & Security Research

Pamela holds a Master’s degree in International Peace and Security Studies from Korea University. Prior to her graduate studies, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international relations at Universidad Casa Grande in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her research is mostly oriented towards human security and the protection of human rights in conflict areas, focusing on gender based violence, women’s rights and health. She previously worked as Executive Assistant of International Cooperation at the Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador in Korea and as International Relations Coordinator at Universidad Casa Grande. She currently works as the main International Politics lecturer at Universidad Casa Grande, teaching basic international relations theory, war theory, development, cooperation, and other current political issues.


Anisha Maulida

Peace & Security Research

Anisha holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Indonesia. She is currently pursuing her MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Oslo. Prior to her Master’s degree, she was involved in several research projects and participated in various Model UN. Anisha’s areas of interest include: nuclear disarmament, the dynamics of peace and conflict in the MENA region, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. 


Clara Bou Gharios

Social Media Manager

Clara holds a Master’s degree in law and has completed the Inter-University Programme on International Criminal Law and Procedure set up by the T.M.C. Asser Institute and the Outreach and Legacy Section of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Clara works as a legal researcher in an NGO with a mandate to enhance rule of law and social justice. Clara’s areas of interest include: international criminal law, human rights.


Siboniso Dlamini

Fundraising Officer

Siboniso Dlamini

Fundraising Officer

Shagufta Sen

Weekly News Recap

Shagufta holds a Master of Laws degree in Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from National Law University Delhi. Prior to her Master’s degree, she has obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree in Criminal Law from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Punjab. Her areas of research include: international humanitarian law, human rights, use of force, and international criminal law with a budding interest in the issues relating to lethal autonomous weapons.


Fatima Umar

Peace & Security Research

Fatima Umar is a student of Peace and Conflict Studies at National Defence University, Islamabad. She completed her initial years of education at Islamabad Convent School. She has done several courses related to her field from the United States Institute of Peace and Harvard University on ‘Conflict Analysis, Introduction to Peacebuilding, and Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster, respectively. She is a Research Assistant for PolicyEast, a Columnist for The Nation, and an author of various articles for The Frontier Post and Modern Diplomacy. She is serving as Peace and Security Researcher at Platform for Peace and Humanity. Her areas of research include: Theories of International Relations, Theories of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conflict Resolution, Conflict Transformation, Conflict Analysis,  Huma Security, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in conflict scenarios, contemporary global conflicts, Peace Processes and Peacebuilding, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and South Asia.


Rishi Jain

Web Administration

Rishi Jain is in his final year of studies, pursuing a degree in commerce with computer science. Rishi has been associated with various business start-ups and companies. He serves as a WordPress Developer at Dignifyd Digital Solutions and Website Editor at the Indian Journal of Law and Public Policy. His areas of interest include: Digital Marketing, Website Development, Graphic Designing, and Cinematography.