Cynthia Morel


Activist Network, Activist Consultant

Cynthia Morel

Cynthia Morel began her career at the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in 2000. She later established Minority Rights Group International’s strategic litigation programme in 2002. In her capacity as founding legal officer, and later as senior legal advisor, she spearheaded the development of landmark cases such as Finci v Bosnia and Herzegovina before the European Court of Human Right’s Grand Chamber, and the Endorois case before the African Commission. She also produced third party interventions and legal advice in support of cases before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, UN Treaty Bodies and UK Courts. In November 2008, she joined the Open Society Justice Initiative’s Equality and Citizenship programme, where she litigated against ethnic profiling and statelessness. Since May 2011, Cynthia has been working as an independent consultant, dedicating her attention to the Oecumene project, the implementation of the Endorois case, as well as serving as an advisory member to the International Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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