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Anđela Draganić

Research Analyst, Human Rights Programme, Humanitarian Dimension

Anđela Draganić

Research Analyst, Human Rights Programme, Humanitarian Dimension

Anđela Draganić is a Research Analyst in the Human Rights Programme within the Humanitarian Dimension. She contributes with research investigating the definition of human rights in the 21st century and the evolving policy debate around it.

Expertise

Transitional Justice, Human Rights, the Rule of Law, International Relations, Child's Rights, Reparations for Victims of Gross Human Rights Violations, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Politics and Human Rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Post-conflict Reconstruction of the Western Balkans

Languages:

Fluent - English and Serbian  Intermediate - Spanish

Background

Anđela’s main interests include transitional justice, human rights, the rule of law, sexual and gender-based violence, reparations, children’s rights and post-conflict reconstruction. She is particularly interested in the regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  She holds a masters’ degree in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Prior to her graduate studies, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts at the University College Maastricht, where she focused on international relations and conflict studies. Her bachelor and masters thesis investigated the issues related to children born of wartime rape in the Western Balkans during the break up of former Yugoslavia.  She was a legal intern at the Eastern Europe/Central Asia desk of the International Federation for Human Rights, where she mainly researched human rights violations in Ukraine and Russia, with a specific focus on the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. She was a part of a research clinic that developed a mechanism for addressing the issue of the missing and disappeared in Syria for the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was also a research intern at the Conflict and Education Learning Laboratory investigating the role of education in transcending ethnic boundaries in the Western Balkans.  Currently, she is based in Geneva and interning with the UNICEF’s Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, working on businesses and child’s rights.