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Sandra Epal-Ratjen

Franciscans International
International Advocacy Director and Deputy Executive Director
Ms Sandra Epal-Ratjen is the International Advocacy Director and Deputy Executive Director of Franciscans International.

She has extensive experience and expertise in international legal and advocacy processes, especially pertaining Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Prior to her position as International Advocacy Director, Ms Epal-Ratjen served as Senior Legal Advisor in the Legal and Policy Office of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in Geneva, heading the Program on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Before joining the ICJ, she worked for over 10 years for Food First Information and Action Network (FIAN) International—an international NGO specialized on the right to adequate food.

Ms Epal-Ratjen holds a Master’s degree in Public Law and International Relations from the University of Grenoble, France. She has published extensively on the issues of human rights, development and access to justice, and regularly collaborates with universities and academic institutions—e.g. The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, or Sciences Po Paris, or the American University Washington College of Law.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, November 27

1:30pm CET


My Moderator/ Introductory Remark... Sessions

Monday, November 26

3:00pm CET