Anna Bonini is training as a solicitor with international law firm Hogan Lovells. She has been involved in a variety of projects in the last year, including the drafting of an application to the UN Human Rights Committee, as well as providing advice to the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain on a range of legal issues. She was previously a legal consultant for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, where she was a member of the team prosecuting three Croatian generals charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Gotovina et al. case. She has also served as an intern within the Legal Advisory Section of the Office of the Prosecutor of the UN-sponsored Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Anna is currently completing an LLM with the University of London and is engaged in the Legal Practice Course. She studied law at Christ Church College, Oxford University, where she received a Diploma in Legal Studies (with Distinction) and was awarded the Prize for the Best Overall Performance in this programme. She holds a degree in International Law and International Organisation from the University of Siena, Italy, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP London. She is fluent in Italian and French.
Julien Maton is currently working in a Defence Team at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Prior to that, Julien was an intern at the International Criminal Court in the Defence Team of Jean-Pierre Bemba, former Vice-President of Congo. Julien holds a bilingual French-English Bachelor in Law and a Master in Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) as well as a Master in Human Rights from the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL), Belgium. Julien was a Rotary exchange student in California and is fluent in French, English and Dutch.
Raphaëlle Rafin is working as legal researcher in cases of public international law and international human rights law. Her work covered a variety of issues such as extradition, terrorism, conditions of detention, travel bans, fair trial or freedom of expression for cases submitted before the UN Human Rights Committee, the ICC and the ECtHR. She was previously an intern with the Office of the Prosecutor of the UN-sponsored Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Prior to that, Raphaëlle has interned as the Cultural Attaché ad interim of the French Embassy to the Kingdom of Bahrain, and as a research assistant at UNDP Bahrain and at Total’s Ethics and Compliance Department.
Raphaëlle has volunteered for Human Rights NGOs, such as the Business Leaders’ Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR) and the International Federation for Health and Human Rights Organizations (IFHHRO). She holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille (Sciences-po), France, and an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. She is fluent in French and English.