Sébastien BOTREAU-BONNETERRE - Director
Sébastien Botreau-Bonneterre has been the director of the Institute since its creation in December 2008. He holds two Master’s degrees, one in Litigation of Fundamental Rights, and the other, which is a Research Master, in Public Law, with an option on International Law. He has worked for three years at the bureau of Law of armed conflict for the French Ministry of Defense and was responsible for carrying out research (legal adviser). Furthermore, he was temporarily associated to teaching and research at the Law Faculty. As an expert in law of armed conflict as well as in the evolutions of the military doctrine related to the legal sector, he often speaks about these fields. He teaches at the University of Caen as well as in different academic and military circles, as for example the University of Geneva (CERAH), the Ecole de Guerre (School of War, former Military Training Academy) or the Memorial for Peace in Caen. He wrote several articles about the fight against terrorism and international humanitarian law.
Marie-Pierre PAGNON - Project Officer
Marie-Pierre PAGNON is a project officer and is responsible for the administration. She organizes different local and international projects of the Institute. Moreover, the issue dealing with immigration law and specically how to welcome immigrants represents one of the main themes of action of the Institute. Marie-Pierre has worked for 4 years in a non-profit in Caen dealing with asylum seekers, and is now mainly responsible for projects related to this issue. Furthermore, she knows well the local non-profit sector working in this field. She also takes care of the administrative and financial follow-up of the Institute.
Sarah BARNIER-LEROY - Project Officer
Sarah holds two Master’s degrees: one in Public Law, specialized in “Public service and policies”, during which she studied cultural policies, most specifically the cultural policies of the city of Paris (on which subject she wrote an essay); the other in International Law, specialized in “Human rights and humanitarian law”, at the end of which she spent her training period with the non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders.
She also had direct involvement with the Court of Appeals of Paris, working in the division that is responsible for the non-profit sector.
Pierre ZAMPARO - Communication Officer
Since 2006, he holds a degree in Strategies and Communication Tools (“stratégie et supports de communication”). He is the new communication officer of the Institute. After his experience in an agency (edition, event planning, advertisement), he joined the team of the Institute in May 2011, in order to enhance every performance and event organized by the Institute. He is responsible for the whole communication policy, from the conception of communication material to press relations, to social networks and the website…
INTERNS & VOLUNTEERS
Miss Alexia DAVID: we have been very pleased to welcome Alexia, who worked with us for 2 months. She focused on the seminary “Cyberspace and Human Rights” as well as on two key events on summer 2011: the University for Peace on the theme “Art and Peace” and the 2nd Conference of European Youngsters on Human Rights on the theme “Culture and Human Rights”. She was detailed-oriented and efficient. For these three events, Alexia did a considerable amount of work in monitoring and wrote several reports which have turned out to be really useful for us. Alexia got deeply involved in the carrying out of several events as well as their smooth organization.
Miss Marion DENIS: Marion, student at ISIT (Institute of Interpretation and Translation Studies) in Paris, translated our website, from French into English as a volunteer. We’d like to truly thank her for availability and efficiency.