ADVISORY 

COMMITTEE

Simone Susskind

Simone Susskind

Susskind is a former Senator and member of the Belgian Parliament and an esteemed peace and human rights activist. In 2012 she was awarded the title of baroness as a recognition of her long-standing engagement for peace in the Middle East and dialogue between Jewish and Muslim communities in Brussels. 

 

Simone is the founder of Actions in the Mediterranean and directed Belgium’s Jewish Secular Community Center between 1985 and 1995. 

 

Simone mentors RECLAIM on community mobilization, feminism and the fight against anti-Semitism. 

Sarit Michaeli

Sarit Michaeli

Michaeli is one of Israel’s most prominent human rights defenders. For decades she has been documenting human rights violations and engaged prominent international media in exposing these.

 

Sarit works with Israel’s leading human rights NGO, BTselem. After 13 years as its spokesperson, she is now responsible for its international advocacy.

 

Sarit mentors RECLAIM on the protection of at-risk human rights defenders and intersectional activism.

Laurent Pech

Laurent Pech

Doctor Pech is Professor of European Law, Jean Monnet Chair and Head of the Law & Politics Department at Middlesex University in London. 

 

Laurent is an esteemed expert on EU public law, European human rights law and the rule of law. His most recent research focuses on illiberal trends and the rule of law breakdown in EU Member States with a particular interest in Poland and Hungary.

 

Laurent advises RECLAIM on rule of law issues.

Alfiaz Vaiya

Alfiaz Vaiya

Vaiya has vast experience in combatting racism and discrimination. Among others, Alfiaz coordinated the European Parliament’s Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) and co-founded the MetooEP - an initiative to raise awareness and combat sexual harassment in the European Parliament.

 

Alfiaz advises RECLAIM on racial and religious discrimination and inclusion.

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Sylwia
Gregorczyk-Abram

Gregorczyk-Abram is an attorney-at-law at Clifford-Chance. She is also the co-founder of the civic initiative KOS – an umbrella organization associating judges and prosecutors, NGOs and think tanks involved in the defence of the rule of law in Poland.

 

She frequently represents judges, activists, and scholars harassed by the authorities, including in complex cases before the Court of Justice of the EU. 

 

Sylwia advises RECLAIM on the specific situation of judges in Poland.

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Jessica Burniske

Burniske carries out legal research focusing on the intersection between international humanitarian law, counterterrorism law, and humanitarian action.

 

She has served as a senior Law and Policy Associate at the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (HLS PILAC), at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of State, and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Jessica advises RECLAIM on issues related to counter-terror policy and humanitarian and civic space.

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Morten Kjaerum

Morten Kjaerum is the Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. 

Prior to that, he was the first Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the founding Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), which he grew from a small organisation to a large internationally recognized institution.

Morten provides RECLAIM with long term strategic advice.

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Anders Jerichow​

Anders Jerichow is a Danish journalist and a Senior Correspondent at Politiken, a leading Danish liberal daily newspaper. He is also the Editor-in-chief of the Copenhagen daily newspaper Aktuelt. He is currently the Chair of Humanity in Action Denmark and the Chairman of the Board at the Danish PEN.

 

Anders is a frequent commentator on international affairs, and an international media activist focusing on human rights and the Middle East.

 

Anders advises RECLAIM on media freedoms.

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