OUR CORE TEAM
Nick is an award winning photographer, filmmaker and author. The last 30 years he photographed the world most dispossessed and disadvantaged. Recent photography projects have included a study of the impact of armed conflict on women and travel to 8 of the world’s poorest countries to document the progress being made towards meeting the “Millennium Development Goals” set by the UN to eradicate poverty by 2015.
In 2010 he co-founded CHRA together with Claudia and Rod.
Claudia is a human rights expert and media trainer with a background in film studies and an MA in human rights studies. Her expertise on human rights is built on the professional experiences gained at the High Commission for Human Rights in Geneva, the OSCE and the European Commission in Brussels. She co-founded CHRA in 2010 and now leads the overall operation and financial management of the organisation and facilitate projects in the field.
Zoi is an academic, an awarded PhD philosophy researcher and an international human rights lawyer/activist. Her academic research is focusing on human rights, through an inter-disciplinary methodology, which is employing philosophy and law. Dr. Aliozi is teaching human rights law, philosophy of law, and legal ethics. She is a committed human rights scholar that managed to pursuit her academic career through the continuous awarding of scholarships.
Koen was the creator of the Cinema & Human Rights School at EIUC in Venice. He was previously attached to the Human Rights Centre of the University of Maastricht, & served as the Academic Coordinator of the European Master in Human Rights & Democratisation in Venice. He is a former Chair of Amnesty International Belgium (1998-1999) & internationally recognized authority on human rights & development law.
Manfred is the Secretary General at European Interdisciplinary Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), he is also Head of the interdisciplinary research centre Human Rights at the University of Vienna.
Manfred was UN Special Rapporteur on Torture from 2004 to 2010. Before, he serves as UN Expert on Enforced Disappearances between 1993 and 2006.
Prof. Schabas is also professor of international human law and human rights at Leiden University, emeritus professor of human rights law at the National University of Ireland Galway and honorary chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, invited visiting scholar at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Politiques), honorary professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.
Emma’s research publications are on British television history, British colonial film & South African film history. She was on the management team of the Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire project & is on the steering group of the AHRC Women’s Film & Television History Network. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Archive & Public Culture Initiative at the University of Cape Town.
Charlotte began her career in the ICRC in 1993 and has held several positions in field operations as well as positions in the ICRC’s headquarters including deputy director of communication, deputy head of policy and movement relations, as head of the Women and War project. She is the author of Women Facing War, a study on the impact of armed conflict on women.
Christopher is a leading figure in UK independent documentary making. With Dartmouth Films he has pioneered new ways of funding, producing and distributing documentaries in the UK, as well as promoting the work of new and emerging filmmakers. Among the films which Christo has executive produced: Black Gold (2006), The End of the Line (2009), The Flaw (2011), Fire in the Blood (2012), McCullin (2013) and Still the Enemy Within (2014).
Kelly is a human rights attorney & award-winning filmmaker who leads WITNESS’ Video as Evidence program. She has worked with grassroots organizations around the world on a myriad of human rights issues ranging from Ebola prevention to climate change to the trafficking of children & war crimes. Currently, she supports lawyers & human rights activists to ensure the video that activists risk their personal safety to collect can be used to secure justice.
David Chung is an artist and filmmaker known for his film and video work, installations, drawings, prints, & public artworks. Chung's work has been shown throughout the country in exhibitions at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in 2014, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Asia Society, the Walker Arts Center, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Project Rowhouses, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Gwangju Bienniale, the Tretyakov Gallery of Art (Moscow).
Prakkash has a background in grassroots community organizing with urban poor youth, indigenous communities and plantation workers with a focus on the use of internet and social media technology to empower and advocate for human rights. Prakkash played a vital role in setting up community-based media centers and training NGOs and communities on using video for change.