We are pleased to welcome Christina Zampas, an international human rights lawyer with extensive experience managing projects on law reform, litigation and training. Her scholarship and advocacy focus on UN and regional human rights law, particularly on sexual and reproductive rights. She is currently an independent consultant based in Geneva working for various UN agencies and NGOs. She is also a Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Fellow in the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.
Zampas has worked at Amnesty International as Senior Legal Advisor, the Center for Reproductive Rights as Regional Director for Europe, and at Parliamentarians for Global Action as Project Director for its work in West African parliaments. She has been a Practitioner-in Residence at University of Miami Law School Human Rights Clinic and a Visiting Lecturer in Russian university law faculties with Yale University and Open Society Foundations. She has done consultancy work for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UNAIDS, UNFPA and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Zampas has conducted advocacy at various UN and regional human rights bodies and in national parliaments and ministries. She has led major research missions documenting human rights violations related to abortion, forced sterilization, and sex work. She has litigated and filed amicus briefs in groundbreaking cases before the European Court of Human Rights, the European Social Charter, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and at UN Treaty Monitoring Bodies. She is also a co-founder of the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (WHRTI), in Bulgaria, the first training program for lawyers from Central and Eastern Europe on using international and regional human rights mechanisms to seek redress for violations of women’s rights.