Secretariat

Hugues de Suremain
Legal coordinator
Hugues is co-founder of the EPLN. He was formerly responsible officer of the investigation division of the International Prison Observatory, before being its legal and litigation coordinator (2004-2010). Between 2011 and 2016, he was a lawyer at the Paris Bar, practicing in a law firm specialised before the judicial and administrative supreme courts. He has collaborated as a researcher with the University of Florence between 2014 and 2016. He is currently member of the board of the International Prison Observatory and member of the Expert council on NGO law of the Council of Europe.

Julia Krikorian
Сoordinator of the development
Julia holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and Philosophy, as well as an M.A. in Management of Development Aid. She is also a trained intercommunity mediator. She has more than ten years experience in consultancy and management of projects in the field of human rights, humanitarian aid and conflict resolution in Eastern Europe and the Balkan (Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Kosovo). She joined the European Prison Litigation Network in 2014 and is responsible for developing and facilitating the network of partners, as well as coordinating and monitoring strategies and the implementation of activities of the EPLN.

Gaëtan Cliquennois
Scientific coordinator
Research fellow at CNRS, Research Unit SAGE, University of Strasbourg, France.

Alessandro Bartolini
Coordinator of the Monitoring Mission on the trial of Kopeysk prisoners (Russia)
Former delegate at the International Committee of Red Cross, monitoring expert in places of detention in post-soviet countries, elections observer for the OSCE/ODIHR, former Monitoring Officer for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine.

Alexey Laptev
Observer of the Kopeysk trial (Russia)
Lawyer, former lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights

Ernest Mezak
Observer of the Kopeysk trial (Russia)
Lawyer

Daniela Ranalli
Researcher in the project EUPRETRIALRIGHTS on access to legal aid for remand prisoners in the European Union 
Former lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights

Anton Van Kalmthout
Researcher in the project EUPRETRIALRIGHTS on access to legal aid for remand prisoners in the European Union 
Professor at the Tilburg University and former dutch member of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in the CoE

Béranger Dominici
Coordinator of the newsletter on ECHR jurisprudence on prison